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Business Process Manager Salary

Business Process Managers in the United States take home an average $79K per year. Cash earnings for Business Process Managers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $132K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Business Process Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,328 - $121,359
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$50K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,339
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$7.86 - $66.98
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$20
$67
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,328 - $121,359  
   
Bonus
$990 - $19,448  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $14,899  
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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$49,970 - $131,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 520
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $66.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$990 - $19,448  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $14,899  
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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$49,970 - $131,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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 Skills for Business Process Manager


Survey results imply that Business Process Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis. Those educated in Process Improvement tend to be well versed in 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Business Process Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Business Process Managers make a median salary of $99K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $103K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Business Process Managers, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Business Process Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+31 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Wilmington (+20 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Seattle Business Process Managers earning much less — 36 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Louisville (27 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (22 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Process Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Business Process Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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