International Sales Manager Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of International Sales Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $145K per year, but median earnings come to around $80K per year. In the world of International Sales Managers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $145K at the top; this can include more than $33K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male International Sales Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most International Sales Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage.

$42,958 - $122,863
(Median)
$43K
$80K
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MEDIAN: $80,453
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$11.92 - $36.56
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,958 - $122,863  
   
Bonus
$508 - $33,101  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $12,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $41,389  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,670 - $145,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $36.56  
   
Overtime
$20.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$508 - $33,101  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $41,389  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,670 - $145,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for International Sales Manager

An international sales manager works for a business that export goods and services to other countries. They ensure that operations overseas flow smoothly on a day-to-day basis, including the delivery of goods to their purchaser. In addition, the international sales manager negotiates new sales of products, handle and solve any customer issues, and conduct any other customer support functions. An international sales manager also must be able to determine current market trends, what is working in the business' current advertising and selling strategy, and what can be changed ito boost sales and increase revenue. On a day-to-day basis, the international sales manager is in contact with subordinate regional managers and international customers.

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International Sales Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate international market opportunities and provide analysis to management for decision making.
  • Plans and implements sales programs for either some or all of the company's product line internationally.
  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising or promotional programs.
  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating of the operating and local conditions.

Common Career Paths for International Sales Manager


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International Sales Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Sales & Marketing. That role pays $135K per year on average. As International Sales Managers progress in their field, many go on to become International Sales & Marketing Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $84K. Another common career choice for International Sales Managers is to move into a Sales Director role — this promotion usually pays $98K.

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Popular Skills for International Sales Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Customer Relationship Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. People Management and New Business Development are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 25 percent. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Chinese, Mandarin Language and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Business Development also tend to know Strategic Sales. Those familiar with Sales Management tend to be well versed in Technical Sales, Spanish Language, and Strategic Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for International Sales Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


International Sales Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. International Sales Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $115K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,742

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With a pay rate for International Sales Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. International Sales Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+21 percent), Boston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with International Sales Managers in San Diego earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Dallas (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects International Sales Manager Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect International Sales Manager Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 25%

New Business Development
up arrow 20%

People Management
up arrow 20%



Strategic Sales
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$90,000

Spanish Language
up arrow 4%



Project Management
up arrow 17%

Chinese, Mandarin Language
up arrow 19%

Sales
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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