Performance Improvement Director Salary
Just below three-fifths 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 $64K to $141K per year, and the average comes out to $94K per year. Most Performance Improvement Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Performance Improvement Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Performance improvement directors must develop an accurate, cost-effective methodology for gathering data for their organization; this data must be objective and accurate. Often, an automated system is used to gather at least some of the data that the performance improvement director will analyze. Performance improvement directors generally work full time in an office setting; however, they may need to travel to various parts of the company (which may be indoors and/or outdoors) depending on their organization's needs.
Generally, a bachelor's degree is the minimum educational requirement for this position. Previous experience in a related role is needed as well. Performance improvement directors must be able to work effectively on their own with minimal supervision, as well as in a team setting with colleagues. They also must be proficient with basic data-analysis tools and techniques, as well as basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite.
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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 40 percent, 25 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management / Risk Control. For most people, competency in Regulatory Compliance indicates knowledge of 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.
Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $78K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $93K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $114K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $109K.
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