Performance Improvement Director Salary

Slightly more than half of Performance Improvement Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $65K to $144K per year, and the average comes out to $96K annually. The majority of Performance Improvement Directors (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,219 - $134,759
$65K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,581
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$31.11 - $36.79
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MEDIAN: $33.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,219 - $134,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,090  
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
Total Pay (?
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$64,700 - $143,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$33.89  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
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).
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$64,700 - $143,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Performance Improvement Director

A performance improvement director evaluates performance in their organization and develops and implements measures to improve it. They also ensure departments are adhering to company policies and standards, as well as all relevant laws and regulations. If company policies are hindering operations, a performance improvement director develops potential changes and suggests improvements to managers. Additionally, performance improvement directors help develop training programs as necessary and evaluate these programs' efficacy; in some cases, these directors may carry out training as well.

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Performance Improvement Director Tasks

  • Assure the integrity and confidential treatment of credentialing, performance improvement, and peer review functions.
  • Oversee key performance improvement initiatives.
  • Provide developmental and operational leadership for complaint documentation management program.
  • Maintain industry knowledge on quality and performance excellence and innovation.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary process improvement teams for investigations.

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Popular Skills for Performance Improvement Director


Performance Improvement Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 34 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Data Analysis. Those educated in Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed in Lean Process Engineering and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Improvement Director

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $77K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $95K on average. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $121K. Performance Improvement Directors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $112K.

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Key Stats for Performance Improvement Director

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries

▲28%

▲20%

▲1%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries



Project Management
▲7%

National Average
$94,000

Data Analysis
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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