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How Much Does a Quality Improvement Specialist Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$58,000
$42,000
$58,000
$79,000
Did you know that the average quality improvement specialist makes $58,239 per year? That's valued at $28.0 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $42,000 and $79,000, meaning quality improvement specialists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most quality improvement specialists find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for insurance, manufacturing, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Massachusetts, Alaska and Missouri are the top states in the U.S. to pay quality improvement specialists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$77,991
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Where Quality Improvement Specialists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where quality improvement specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Quality Improvement Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Alaska and Missouri, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for quality improvement specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Louisiana, and Arizona.
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range61k - 98k$78k$77,991

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range57k - 88k$72k$71,766

New York, NY

Salary Range54k - 88k$69k$69,401

Hartford, CT

Salary Range52k - 85k$67k$66,832

Santa Rosa, CA

Salary Range53k - 83k$67k$66,647

Harrisburg, PA

Salary Range52k - 84k$66k$66,480

Hackensack, NJ

Salary Range51k - 83k$65k$65,442

Hampton, VA

Salary Range50k - 80k$63k$63,375

Eugene, OR

Salary Range50k - 75k$62k$61,548

Atlanta, GA

Salary Range47k - 75k$60k$59,898
$33k
$98k

High Paying Quality Improvement Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Quality Improvement Specialists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like ICON Central Laboratories and Alameda Alliance for Health as they offer the highest salaries for quality improvement specialists.
Company
Average Salary
ICON Central Laboratories
Salary Range64k - 77k$70k$70,482
Alameda Alliance for Health
Salary Range64k - 72k$68k$68,108
Sarnova
Salary Range59k - 73k$66k$66,218
HCA Healthcare
Salary Range56k - 70k$63k$62,964
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Salary Range56k - 69k$62k$62,414
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Salary Range54k - 70k$62k$62,126
The Children's Village
Salary Range55k - 68k$61k$61,216
St. Joseph Health Center
Salary Range56k - 65k$61k$60,933
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
Salary Range54k - 65k$59k$59,461
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Salary Range52k - 63k$58k$57,860
$50k
$77k

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Quality Improvement Specialist Salary History

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    How Much Do Quality Improvement Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, quality improvement specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that insurance, manufacturing, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for quality improvement specialists. For example, quality improvement specialists make a whopping average salary of $64,059 while working for insurance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $59,818 at manufacturing companies and $59,802 at health care companies. But quality improvement specialists may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $50,317.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Insurance

    Salary Range57k - 71k$64k$64,059

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range55k - 64k$60k$59,818

    Health Care

    Salary Range53k - 66k$60k$59,802

    Non Profits

    Salary Range43k - 58k$50k$50,317
    $43k
    $71k

    How Experience Affects Quality Improvement Specialist Salaries

    The salary for a quality improvement specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $39,611
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    06/03/2020
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    $45,914
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    $58,000
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    04/28/2020
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    New York, NY
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    04/22/2020
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    $72,000
    $72,000
    04/22/2020
    University of Michigan
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    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Arbor, MI
    02/27/2020
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    $70,000
    $70,000
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