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Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly two-thirds of Performance Improvement Directors. Pay fluctuates from $64K to $156K per year, but expected earnings average $96K per year. Women make up the majority of Performance Improvement Directors (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,247 - $140,672
(Median)
$62K
$96K
$140K
MEDIAN: $95,883
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$34.52 - $70.96
(Median)
$35
$40
$71
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,247 - $140,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,008  
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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$63,795 - $155,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Hourly Rate
$34.52 - $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 - $26,008  
   
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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$63,795 - $155,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 pretty varied skill set on the job. 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, 17 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. It is often found that people who know Regulatory Compliance are 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $76K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $84K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $111K. Performance Improvement Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $115K.

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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 23%

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%