Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States can expect wages of $81K per year on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $15K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $53K and hits $119K on the high end. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Continuous Improvement Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,501 - $110,181
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$55K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,621
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$15.38 - $36.06
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$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,501 - $110,181  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,035  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$53,300 - $118,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,006
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Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$21.02 - $39.88  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.33 - $15,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $14,544  
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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$53,300 - $118,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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Continuous Improvement Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing. Median pay for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $81K. Continuous Improvement Managers most often move into Quality Manager or Process Improvement Manager roles. However, the former pays $10K less on average, and the latter pays $6K less.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager


Continuous Improvement Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Team Leadership, Microsoft Office, and Facilitator. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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


For many Continuous Improvement Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $85K. On average, Continuous Improvement Managers make $94K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,609

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For Continuous Improvement Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Continuous Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+19 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Columbus (+6 percent). Continuous Improvement Managers in El Paso report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Portland and Milwaukee are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 3 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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$83,000

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Facilitator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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