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While it's easy to say that you want to enter the medical industry and build a career, many people are surprised upon investigating the industry when they discover just how many different jobs exist within it. The medical field is home to a wide variety of different professions, and you don't just have to be a nurse or doctor to enjoy all the benefits that are offered by the healthcare field. One option you may want to consider is to become a quality improvement specialist.

A quality improvement specialist will work to improve medical care in a number of different ways, but they are generally a 'behind the scenes' kind of worker who rarely works directly with patients. Instead, they focus on improving the overall level of medical care that a patient will receive when they visit a health facility. Even though the patient may never even know that such a position exists, it can have a tremendous impact on the kind of care they receive.

What Is a Quality Improvement Specialist?

Just as the name suggests, a quality improvement specialist is someone who works to improve the overall quality of care that a health facility delivers to patients and their families. There are a huge number of different areas that a facility must cover, and as such the quality improvement specialist will need to look at a number of areas, ranging from customer service to staff training to risk management and beyond.

Here are some of the things a quality improvement specialist will likely focus their time on.

  • •  Gathering data from the facility related to clinical results and more
  • •  Analyzing the different methods that care is delivered and managed
  • •  Locating problems that continue to arise with regularity and then addressing those issues
  • •  Review all applicable laws, regulations, and compliance issues and then check to see if they are met at the facility
  • •  Interview employees to determine their level of knowledge concerning proper patient care
  • •  Develop new programs and protocols that lead to improved care
  • •  Continue to monitor and evaluate the development and results of all improved programs and initiatives to determine their results, then modify as needed

In general, a quality improvement specialist will take all the steps needed to ensure that their facility meets all regulations, reaches appropriate benchmarks, and that patient satisfaction is as high as it can be.

Nature of the Work

A quality improvement specialist will usually work in one of two capacities – either as a freelance consultant, or as a full time employee of a particular facility or organization. Each one has pros and cons, and considering them both is worth doing. Many consulting firms have a place for these professionals, or one may work on their own.

As for the specific nature of the job, it usually involves office work for the most part. Although taking time to interview employees and examine different departments firsthand may be required as well. As a result, the job will vary to some degree and allow you to exit the office at times.

The work itself is a combination of paperwork, analyzation of data, and compiling information to create reports for others in the facility.

Education and Training

In most cases, assuming a role as a quality improvement specialist will require you to possess at least a master's degree in a field like nursing, public health, epidemiology, health care administration, or some similar area of study. You'll also need to gain at least three to four years' worth of experience in a clinical setting, and experience in the field of quality improvement as well. It's a very demanding position, and one that will require you to be one of the best in your field.

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Along with your training and experience, honing your leadership, organization, and critical thinking skills is a good idea as well since they will likely be instrumental in your performance in the job.

Quality improvement specialists earn an average of $54,000 per year, plus benefits. They're also very in demand, and the need for them is expected to increase by 14 percent over the next decade. Those two figures mean that this is one position worth considering, and that the effort put into reaching it will likely be well worth it.

Average Salaries Across The Country

Alaska - $49,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 47th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Alaska are 22% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, North Slope Borough, AK, NANA Management Services, and NMS USA.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $49,000 Bar high
Alabama - $62,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 13th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Alabama are 1% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 13th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cigna, AmeriCorps, FLORIDA ROCK & TANK LINES, and Quest Diagnostics.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $62,000 Bar high
Arkansas - $60,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 19th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Arkansas are 4% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 19th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Correct Care Solutions, Springwoods Behavioral Health, Air Evac Lifeteam, and Methodist Family Health.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $60,000 Bar high
Arizona - $53,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 41st
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Arizona are 15% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 41st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Banner Health, Emeritus Senior Living, Indian Health Service, and University of Arizona.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $53,000 Bar high
California - $67,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 8th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in California are 8% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 8th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like California State University, University of California San Francisco, Maxim Healthcare Services, and Hallmark Rehabilitation.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $67,000 Bar high
Colorado - $55,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 36th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Colorado are 12% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 36th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Denver Public Schools, Vivage, University of Colorado, and Cross Country TravCorps.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $55,000 Bar high
Connecticut - $70,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 5th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Connecticut are 12% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cigna, Greenwich Hospital, Devereux, and Emeritus Senior Living.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $70,000 Bar high
DC - $74,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 2nd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Washington, DC are 18% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, Northrop Grumman, Finra, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $74,000 Bar high
Delaware - $56,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 32nd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Delaware are 10% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 32nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Christiana Care, LifeStar Response, Wilmington University, and Cigna.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $56,000 Bar high
Florida - $59,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 24th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Florida are 6% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 24th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Florida, Emeritus Senior Living, Florida Hospital, and Broward Health Corporate.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $59,000 Bar high
Georgia - $71,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 4th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Georgia are 14% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 4th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Georgia, Emory University, MinuteClinic, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $71,000 Bar high
Hawaii - $41,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 51st
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Hawaii are 35% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 51st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like County of Hawaii, HMSA, WellCare, and Healthways.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $41,000 Bar high
Iowa - $60,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 20th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Iowa are 3% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 20th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like UnityPoint Health u2013 Finley Hospital, Care Initiatives, Mills Fleet Farm, and Enterprise Medical Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $60,000 Bar high
Idaho - $42,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 50th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Idaho are 34% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 50th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Covenant Dove, BrightStar Care, and InGenesis, Inc..
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Quality Improvement Specialist $42,000 Bar high
Illinois - $69,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 6th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Illinois are 9% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 6th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Genesis Health System, University of Illinois at Chicago, Maxim Healthcare Services, and Advocate Health.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $69,000 Bar high
Indiana - $61,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 16th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Indiana are 3% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 16th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Indiana University Health, MinuteClinic, BrightStar Care, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $61,000 Bar high
Kansas - $56,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 33rd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Kansas are 10% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 33rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like MinuteClinic, Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools, Express Scripts, and Kansas City Public Schools.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $56,000 Bar high
Kentucky - $53,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 42nd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 16% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 42nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Trigg County Public Schools, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services, Trilogy Health Services, and University of Kentucky.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $53,000 Bar high
Louisiana - $53,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 43rd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Louisiana are 15% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 43rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, Intrepid USA, Home Care Options, and Community Health Solutions of America, Inc.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $53,000 Bar high
Massachusetts - $74,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 3rd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Massachusetts are 17% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 3rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Becket Family of Services, Harvard University, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $74,000 Bar high
Maryland - $64,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 10th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Maryland are 2% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 10th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Leidos, MedStar Medical Group, Edaptive Systems, and MinuteClinic.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $64,000 Bar high
Maine - $53,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 44th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Maine are 15% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 44th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like AmeriCorps, Lucas Tree Expert Co, Inc, Martin's Point Health Care, and National Health Care Associates, Inc..
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $53,000 Bar high
Michigan - $63,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 11th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Michigan are the same as average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 11th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like NOVO 1, Inc, AmeriCorps, Henry Ford Community College, and Covenant HealthCare.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $63,000 Bar high
Minnesota - $55,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 37th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Minnesota are 13% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 37th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Minnesota, Fairview Health Services, UnitedHealth Group, and Mills Fleet Farm.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $55,000 Bar high
Missouri - $62,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 14th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Missouri are 2% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 14th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Cox Health, Cox Medical Center Branson, Washington University in St. Louis, and Mercy.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $62,000 Bar high
Mississippi - $68,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 7th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Mississippi are 9% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Mississippi, St. Dominic Hospital, Covenant Dove, and Unlisted Company.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $68,000 Bar high
Montana - $59,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 25th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Montana are 6% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Montana State University, State of Montana, Valley Health Care Center, and REI.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $59,000 Bar high
North Carolina - $62,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 15th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in North Carolina are 2% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 15th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Central Piedmont Community College, Harris Teeter, Speechcenter, Inc., and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $62,000 Bar high
North Dakota - $55,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 38th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in North Dakota are 11% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 38th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Trinity Hospitals, Catholic Health Initiatives - Fargo Operating Division, National Guard, and Altru Speciality Center.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $55,000 Bar high
Nebraska - $46,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 48th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Nebraska are 26% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 48th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Catholic Health Initiatives, Visiting Nurse Association, Hallmark Rehabilitation, and American Red Cross.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $46,000 Bar high
New Hampshire - $61,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 17th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in New Hampshire are 2% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 17th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, CVS Caremark, and MinuteClinic.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $61,000 Bar high
New Jersey - $67,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 9th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in New Jersey are 7% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like BrightStar Care, MinuteClinic, Express Scripts, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $67,000 Bar high
New Mexico - $55,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 39th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in New Mexico are 12% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 39th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Indian Health Service, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque Public Schools, and Emeritus Senior Living.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $55,000 Bar high
Nevada - $52,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 45th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Nevada are 17% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 45th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like The Palazzo Las Vegas, Emeritus Senior Living, The Venetian Las Vegas, and REI.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $52,000 Bar high
New York - $76,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 1st
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in New York are 21% higher than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 1st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Volunteers of America Western New York, Mount Sinai Medical Center, The Vitamin Shoppe, and AmeriCorps.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $76,000 Bar high
Ohio - $60,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 21st
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Ohio are 4% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 21st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Maxim Healthcare Services, MinuteClinic, and State of Ohio.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $60,000 Bar high
Oklahoma - $57,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 31st
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Oklahoma are 9% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 31st among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Oklahoma, Quest Diagnostics, Choctaw Nation, and Severn Trent Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $57,000 Bar high
Oregon - $59,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 26th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Oregon are 6% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 26th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Emeritus Senior Living, Oregon Health & Science University, Human Services-Children, Adults & Families, and University of Oregon.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $59,000 Bar high
Pennsylvania - $58,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 29th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Pennsylvania are 7% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 29th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Geisinger Health System, Susquehanna Health, UPMC, and MedExpress.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $58,000 Bar high
Rhode Island - $59,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 27th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Rhode Island are 6% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 27th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like AmeriCorps, MinuteClinic, Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc, and Brown University.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $59,000 Bar high
South Carolina - $59,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 28th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in South Carolina are 6% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 28th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Palmetto Health, United States Army Medical Recruiting, Molina Healthcare, and Lockheed Martin.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $59,000 Bar high
South Dakota - $46,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 49th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in South Dakota are 26% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 49th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mitchell South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Sanford Health, and Enterprise Medical Services.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $46,000 Bar high
Tennessee - $58,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 30th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Tennessee are 7% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 30th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vanguard Healthcare Services, Vanderbilt University, State of Tennessee, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $58,000 Bar high
Texas - $60,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 22nd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Texas are 4% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 22nd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc, Dallas County, TX, 24 Hour Fitness, and BrightStar Care.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $60,000 Bar high
Utah - $50,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 46th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Utah are 21% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 46th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Covenant Dove, 24 Hour Fitness, Best Friends Animal Society, and University of Utah Health Care.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $50,000 Bar high
Virginia - $63,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 12th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Virginia are the same as average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 12th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like University of Virginia, MinuteClinic, Mary Washington Healthcare, and Harris Teeter.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $63,000 Bar high
Vermont - $56,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 34th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Vermont are 11% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 34th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Vermont, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, BCG Attorney Search, and Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $56,000 Bar high
Washington - $61,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 18th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Washington are 2% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 18th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like State of Washington, University of Washington Medical Center, Emeritus Senior Living, and Providence Health & Services.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $61,000 Bar high
Wisconsin - $56,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 35th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Wisconsin are 10% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 35th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Marshfield Clinic, BrightStar Care, North Central Healthcare, and State of Wisconsin.
In USD as of Jan 30, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Quality Improvement Specialist $56,000 Bar high
West Virginia - $60,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 23rd
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in West Virginia are 4% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 23rd among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like Vanguard Healthcare Services, Air Evac Lifeteam, Express Scripts, and Emeritus Senior Living.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $60,000 Bar high
Wyoming - $54,000 (High Confidence (more than 250 sources)) Rank: 40th
Average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings in Wyoming are 15% lower than average Quality Improvement Specialist salaries for job postings nationwide. The average salary ranks 40th among states in the country. There were also job openings from employers like SourceGas, AmeriCorps, ALCO Stores, Inc, and University of Wyoming.
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Quality Improvement Specialist $54,000 Bar high

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