Business Process Manager Salary

Business Process Managers in the United States can expect wages of $78K per year on average. Cash earnings for Business Process Managers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $130K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Business Process Managers is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Business Process Managers making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$51,653 - $119,087
(Median)
$52K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,969
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$13.79 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,653 - $119,087  
   
Bonus
$519 - $19,668  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,848  
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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$52,328 - $129,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$40.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$519 - $19,668  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,848  
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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$52,328 - $129,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Business Process Manager

A business process manager ensures optimal productivity for his or her employer by developing, overseeing, and regulating various work procedures. They may supervise individuals and/or manage computer systems, networking strategies, or quantity-control measures. Business process managers usually divide their working days between their home offices and local, national, or global satellite offices. Therefore, these managers should expect to change locations at a moment's notice and remain on location for a unspecified time period. They should also expect to sometime work independently, while other times work physically or virtually with employees involved in executing a specific organizational task.

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Business Process Manager Tasks

  • Identify and evaluate key risk areas and recommend improvements.
  • Monitors the results of improvement projects and composes reports.
  • Develops, executes, and maintains business process improvement projects.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process Manager


Business Process Managers flock to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation.

Capital One Financial Corp offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $65K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $50K and $109K.

Popular Skills for Business Process Manager


Business Process Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Process Engineering, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 11 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training, Strategic Project Management, and Change Management. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to know Business Analysis and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Process Manager

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


For Business Process Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $69K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $82K. On average, Business Process Managers make $97K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,296

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Business Process Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Business Process Managers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+28 percent), New York (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Louisville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Richmond and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Business Process Manager?

Business Process Manager in Marietta:
"Process Manager."
Pros: I like having the ability to see positive outcomes of my work. I am not just managing the next crisis, but I am implementing a plan that makes the company operate more smoothly. I enjoy being able to analyze current systems and creatively minimize inefficiencies that can be monitored by profit, customer approval or other verifiable data.
Cons: Constant need to create positive change to prove worth, executive culture.

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Experience Affects Business Process Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Business Process Manager Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 39%


Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Change Management
up arrow 14%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 16%

Training
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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