Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly two in three of Performance Improvement Directors. Salaries average out to around $93K per year and spread from $63K to $154K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Performance Improvement Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Performance Improvement Directors (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$61,958 - $140,356
(Median)
$62K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $93,019
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$34.50 - $71.47
(Median)
$34
$41
$71
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$61,958 - $140,356  
   
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$34.50 - $71.47  
   
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 - $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: 20 Jun 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 show that Performance Improvement Directors use a fair number of 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 28 percent, 16 percent, and 8 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $75K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher 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. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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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