Performance Improvement Director Salary

Performance Improvement Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $97K annually on average but can range from $64K to $145K per year. Work is enjoyable for Performance Improvement Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Performance Improvement Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,825 - $135,690
$65K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,852
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$30.65 - $35.79
$33
MEDIAN: $32.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,825 - $135,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,181  
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
Total Pay (?
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$64,262 - $144,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$32.56  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
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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$64,262 - $144,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • Assure the integrity and confidential treatment of credentialing, performance improvement, and peer review functions.
  • Oversee key performance improvement initiatives.
  • Provide developmental and operational leadership for complaint documentation management program.
  • Maintain industry knowledge on quality and performance excellence and innovation.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary process improvement teams for investigations.

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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 38 percent, 32 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Data Analysis. Most people who know Regulatory Compliance also know Lean Process Engineering and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Improvement Director

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $98K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $123K on average. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $112K on average.

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Key Stats for Performance Improvement Director

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries

▲29%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$96,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries



Project Management
▲5%

National Average
$96,000

Data Analysis
▼6%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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