Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $64K to $152K per year, median earnings come to $95K annually. The majority of Performance Improvement Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$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 (?
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: 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


Survey takers who work as Performance Improvement Directors report a focused set of job 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 32 percent, 19 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Risk Management / Risk Control and Regulatory Compliance as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know Regulatory Compliance also 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $75K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $87K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $112K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $115K.

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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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