Performance Manager Salary

An average Performance Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $74K annually. Final cash compensation to Performance Managers varies from around $42K to approximately $134K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $25K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Performance Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. Work is enjoyable for Performance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,442 - $120,589
MEDIAN: $74,162

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$43,442 - $120,589  
$295.90 - $20,322  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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).
$42,357 - $133,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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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Performance Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Performance Management, Microsoft Excel, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Performance Management also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Manager

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

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $79K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $63K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Performance Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Performance Manager Salaries

Data Analysis

National Average

Performance Management
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Microsoft Excel
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 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: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%