Continuous Improvement Manager Salary (United States)

Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $83,217 annually. The top of the range reaches $120,477 per year, and the bottom approaches $50,518. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Almost all workers enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Male Continuous Improvement Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, Continuous Improvement Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,696 - $110,165
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Continuous Improvement Manager Salary (?
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$16.43 - $39.15
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National Salary Data

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$50,696 - $110,165  
   
Bonus
$503 - $15,177  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $14,711  
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$50,518 - $120,477  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 750
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$16.43 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $37.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$503 - $15,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $14,711  
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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$50,518 - $120,477  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous improvement managers are responsible for measuring and testing procedures in a company with an eye to improving production efficiency. They also identify new metrics for judging efficiency, as well as work with human resources employees or trainers to develop curriculum to bring hires to peak efficiency quickly.
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Continuous Improvement Manager Tasks
  • Supervise and direct the work of CI department staff.
  • Monitor existing processes to make sure they continue to perform at optimal levels of efficiency.
  • Drive the improvement of processes and systems in a company, and implement programs that will have continuing long-term benefits.
  • Develop plans, schedules, and budgets for projects to improve existing processes.

Common Career Paths for Continuous Improvement Manager

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As Continuous Improvement Managers make advancements in their career path, salaries do not climb. It is not unusual for those in less important roles to make salaries that are similar to those in higher-end positions, such as Manufacturing Plant Manager.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 7 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Six Sigma Green Belt. For most people, competency in Lean Manufacturing indicates knowledge of Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Beginning workers can expect to earn $66K starting out, which grows to $84K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $100K after one to two decades. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Continuous Improvement Managers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $100K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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$83,000
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Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Continuous Improvement Managers, 42 percent higher than the national average. Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis also offer top salaries for Continuous Improvement Managers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 29 percent, 27 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent more, respectively. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (-11 percent) and Pittsburgh (-9 percent).

Continuous Improvement Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Continuous Improvement Manager?
Continuous Improvement Manager in Marietta:
"Lean Implementation."
Pros: I am tasked with coming up with ideas to make the company's process flow more smoothly. I enjoy determining the most efficient ways to go about improving processes. I feel a sense of accomplishment in implementing new ideas.
Cons: My job can often get boring when I am sitting at my desk having to focus on monitoring new processes for sustainability.

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Experience Affects Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries

National Average
$83,000

Skills That Affect Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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$83,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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