Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Performance Improvement Directors. Salaries average out to around $95K annually and spread from $64K to $152K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Performance Improvement Directors. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,657 - $140,138
(Median)
$63K
$95K
$140K
MEDIAN: $95,028
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$33.87 - $70.96
(Median)
$34
$40
$71
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,657 - $140,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,136  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$63,737 - $152,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$33.87 - $70.96  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$63,737 - $152,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 32 percent, 19 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those educated in Regulatory Compliance tend to be well versed 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $75K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $87K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $112K on average. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $115K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 32%


Project Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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