Performance Manager Salary

Performance Managers in the United States can expect wages of $74K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Performance Managers stretch from $42K on the lower end to $134K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are more male Performance Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Work is enjoyable for Performance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,442 - $120,589
MEDIAN: $74,162

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$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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Pay by Experience Level for Performance Manager

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $63K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $79K on average. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $101K. Performance Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $95K.

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Experience Affects Performance Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Performance Manager Salaries

Data Analysis

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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%