Business Process Manager Salary

Business Process Managers in the United States take home approximately $79K annually on average. In the world of Business Process Managers, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $132K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men working as Business Process Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Most Business Process Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,420 - $121,000
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,355
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$7.86 - $66.38
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$66
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,420 - $121,000  
   
Bonus
$983 - $19,515  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $15,383  
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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$50,217 - $131,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $66.38  
   
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
$983 - $19,515  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $15,383  
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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$50,217 - $131,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 suggest that Business Process Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 37 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Process Improvement. Those proficient in Process Improvement are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Business Process Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. Business Process Managers see a median salary of $99K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


For Business Process Managers, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Business Process Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+33 percent), New York (+20 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Business Process Managers in Seattle make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Louisville and Salt Lake City (26 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Process Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Business Process Manager Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 37%



People Management
0%

National Average
$83,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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