Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about two in three of Performance Improvement Directors. Pay fluctuates from $63K to $154K per year, but expected earnings average $93K per year. Most Performance Improvement Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Performance Improvement Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,958 - $140,356
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$62K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $93,019
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$34.50 - $71.47
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$34
$41
$71
MEDIAN: $40
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Salary
$61,958 - $140,356  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,778  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $11,890  
Total Pay (?
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$63,453 - $154,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Hourly Rate
$34.50 - $71.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,778  
   
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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$63,453 - $154,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 28 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in Regulatory Compliance are, more often than not, 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.


For many Performance Improvement Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $75K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $85K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $111K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $114K.

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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 28%


Project Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$93,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

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