The average Business Process Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Business Process Managers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $128K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though experience level and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Business Process Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,145 - $118,361
(Median)
$52K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,325
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50%
90%

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$16.00 - $58.87
(Median)
$16
$29
$59
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,145 - $118,361  
   
Bonus
$1,211 - $19,284  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,795  
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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$52,724 - $128,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $58.87  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,211 - $19,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,795  
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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$52,724 - $128,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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


For Business Process Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); in fact, median earnings sit around $84K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Business Process Manager


Business Process Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Process Engineering, and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service Metrics, Training, and Operations Management. Most people familiar with Process Improvement also 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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $71K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $100K. For some reason, Business Process Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,771

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

With a pay rate for Business Process Managers that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Business Process Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Portland (+17 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Wilmington (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Salt Lake City Business Process Managers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Louisville and 8 percent less in Richmond, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 40%




Project Management
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 8%

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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