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Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and around two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $98K per year, but may range from $63K to $158K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Performance Improvement Directors is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$61,807 - $141,637
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$61,807 - $141,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,086  
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $11,050  
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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$63,363 - $158,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Hourly Rate
$33.87 - $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 - $26,086  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500 - $11,050  
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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$63,363 - $158,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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


Performance Improvement Directors report using a wide range of professional 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 23 percent, 20 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those familiar with Regulatory Compliance also tend to know Lean Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Improvement Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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 $84K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $113K. 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
$97,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 23%

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 20%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$97,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%