Performance Manager Salary

Performance Managers in the United States pull down an average of $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Performance Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. For the most part, Performance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance.

$43,600 - $121,672
MEDIAN: $75,965

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$43,600 - $121,672  
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$43,260 - $135,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for Performance Manager

Performance managers, like many other forms of managers, oversee the workforce in order to ensure they are productive and highly motivated. While there are many purposes to this, the end goal of these managers is to increase the output of a company and increase profit margins. While performance managers do not do the physical work to create end products, their effects are felt in how well other employees operate.


Performance Manager Tasks

  • Meet with all teams and management to identify and resolve obstacles.
  • Set automatic alarm levels, response plans and key individuals.
  • Implement plans to improve performance, tracking key metrics and adjusting processes.
  • Analyze daily, monthly and annual data to determine trends, needs and emergencies.
  • Report on ongoing, special and emergency metrics and resolution.

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Job skills reported by Performance Managers are limited. Data Analysis and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. Performance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $93K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%