Performance Improvement Director Salary

The majority of Performance Improvement Directors in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $65K to $147K per year, and the median is $98K per year. More than half of Performance Improvement Directors (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most Performance Improvement Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$65,357 - $137,094
$65K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $98,321
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50%
90%

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$31.44 - $36.65
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MEDIAN: $34.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,357 - $137,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,871  
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
Total Pay (?
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$64,956 - $147,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.93  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,871  
   
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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$64,956 - $147,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 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 35 percent, 29 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Data Analysis. It is often found that people who know Regulatory Compliance are also skilled in Lean Process Engineering and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Improvement Director

Pay by Experience for a Performance Improvement Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Performance Improvement Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Performance Improvement Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Performance Improvement Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 42 salaries. A Performance Improvement Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 24 salaries.

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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 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries

▲26%

▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$98,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries



Project Management
▲3%

National Average
$98,000

Data Analysis
▼8%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 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
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%
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