Just below three-fifths of Performance Improvement Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $64K to $141K per year, and the average comes out to $94K per year. Most Performance Improvement Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Performance Improvement Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Salary
$63,907 - $133,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,677  
Profit Sharing
$6,900  
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$63,862 - $140,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Hourly Rate
$35.29  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,677  
   
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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$63,862 - $140,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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 seem to require a number of specific 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 40 percent, 25 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management / Risk Control. For most people, competency in Regulatory Compliance indicates knowledge of 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $78K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $93K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $114K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $109K.

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Experience Affects Performance Improvement Director Salaries




National Average
$93,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Performance Improvement Director Salaries



Project Management
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National Average
$93,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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