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Performance Improvement Director Salary

The majority of Performance Improvement Directors in the United States — nearly two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $64K to $155K per year, and the median is $95K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Performance Improvement Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$61,975 - $140,411
(Median)
$62K
$95K
$140K
MEDIAN: $95,245
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$34.52 - $70.96
(Median)
$35
$40
$71
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$61,975 - $140,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,942  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $11,890  
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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$63,615 - $155,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$34.52 - $70.96  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $11,890  
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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$63,615 - $155,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

  • Maintain industry knowledge on quality and performance excellence and innovation.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary process improvement teams for investigations.
  • Provide oversight for patient safety, including review of incident reports and conduct event analysis.
  • Assure the integrity and confidential treatment of credentialing, performance improvement, and peer review functions.
  • Oversee key performance improvement initiatives.

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Popular Skills for Performance Improvement Director


Survey results suggest that Performance Improvement Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 26 percent, 18 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is often found that people who know Regulatory Compliance are also skilled in Lean Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Improvement Director

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


Performance Improvement Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $75K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $84K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $111K. Performance Improvement Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $115K.

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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 26%


Project Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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