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Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

The average Continuous Improvement Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $81K annually. Final cash compensation to Continuous Improvement Managers varies from around $53K to approximately $120K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Continuous Improvement Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,995 - $110,333
(Median)
$54K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,003
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$15.73 - $38.46
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$16
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,995 - $110,333  
   
Bonus
$0.45 - $14,830  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $12,208  
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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$53,041 - $119,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 818
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.73 - $38.46  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $37.35  
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
$0.45 - $14,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $12,208  
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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$53,041 - $119,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing. On average, Plant Managers of Manufacturing get paid about the same as Continuous Improvement Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager


Continuous Improvement Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Process Engineering, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Six Sigma Green Belt. For most people, competency in Lean Manufacturing indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $86K. Continuous Improvement Managers bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Continuous Improvement Managers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Continuous Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Columbus (+4 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Continuous Improvement Managers is geography, with workers in El Paso earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Workers in Portland and Pittsburgh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 9 percent less, 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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Process Improvement
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Project Management
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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 130 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: 6%
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