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.
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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.Read More...
Performance improvement directors must develop an accurate, cost-effective methodology for gathering data for their organization; this data must be objective and accurate. Often, an automated system is used to gather at least some of the data that the performance improvement director will analyze. Performance improvement directors generally work full time in an office setting; however, they may need to travel to various parts of the company (which may be indoors and/or outdoors) depending on their organization's needs.
Generally, a bachelor's degree is the minimum educational requirement for this position. Previous experience in a related role is needed as well. Performance improvement directors must be able to work effectively on their own with minimal supervision, as well as in a team setting with colleagues. They also must be proficient with basic data-analysis tools and techniques, as well as basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite.
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.
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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