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Business Process Manager Salary

Business Process Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $79K per year. In the world of Business Process Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $130K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Business Process Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Business Process Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,681 - $119,890
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,599
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$7.86 - $66.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,681 - $119,890  
   
Bonus
$989 - $19,279  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $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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$49,599 - $129,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 519
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
$989 - $19,279  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $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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$49,599 - $129,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 show that Business Process Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Business Analysis and Data Analysis. For most people, competency in Process Improvement indicates knowledge of 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.


Business Process Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. Business Process Managers bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Business Process Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Business Process Managers in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Process Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+32 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Wilmington (+20 percent). Business Process Managers in Seattle earn salaries far below the national average by 36 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Louisville and Salt Lake City are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 27 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



National Average
$83,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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