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Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

Earnings for Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States come in at around $80K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Continuous Improvement Managers stretch from $51K on the lower end to $120K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Continuous Improvement Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,713 - $109,652
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $80,486
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$17.12 - $39.00
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,713 - $109,652  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $15,127  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $12,365  
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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$51,310 - $119,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 786
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Hourly Rate
$17.12 - $39.00  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $37.57  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$290.87 - $15,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $12,365  
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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$51,310 - $119,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Continuous Improvement Managers tend not to experience a change in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Plant Manager of Manufacturing. That job pays about the same on average.

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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 Manufacturing, Lean Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Six Sigma Green Belt. Most people experienced in Lean Manufacturing also know Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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


Continuous Improvement Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $85K. Continuous Improvement Managers see a median salary of $93K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Continuous Improvement Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Continuous Improvement Managers, 37 percent above the national average. Continuous Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Fort Worth (+29 percent), Houston (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). In Portland, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Lean Process Engineering
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Project Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$83,000

Six Sigma Green Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%