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Business Process Manager Salary

The average Business Process Manager in the United States earns approximately $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Business Process Managers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $127K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Business Process Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Business Process Managers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$50,316 - $118,107
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MEDIAN: $77,882
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$7.85 - $66.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,316 - $118,107  
   
Bonus
$1,012 - $18,512  
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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$49,866 - $127,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 496
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Hourly Rate
$7.85 - $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
$1,012 - $18,512  
   
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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$49,866 - $127,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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


Business Process Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Business Process Engineering, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Process Improvement. Most people who know Project Management also know Business Analysis and Data Analysis. Most people familiar with Process Improvement also know Data Analysis and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Process Manager

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


For many Business Process Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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

Project Management
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Process Improvement
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
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%