Business Process Manager Salary

Business Process Managers in the United States pull down an average of $78K per year. Cash earnings for Business Process Managers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $130K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Men working as Business Process Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,653 - $119,087
(Median)
$52K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,969
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$13.79 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,653 - $119,087  
   
Bonus
$519 - $19,668  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,848  
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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$52,328 - $129,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$40.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$519 - $19,668  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,848  
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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$52,328 - $129,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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


Business Process Managers flock to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation.

While select Capital One Financial Corp employees may bring in up to $109K, a median salary of only $65K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

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 39 percent, 11 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training, Strategic Project Management, and Change Management. The majority of those who know 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.


For Business Process Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $69K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $82K. Business Process Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,296

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

Home to some of the best pay for Business Process Managers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above the national average. Business Process Managers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+28 percent), New York (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Louisville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Employers in Richmond and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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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 39%


Business Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Change Management
up arrow 14%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 16%

Training
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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