Continuous Improvement Manager Salary (United States)

Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States pull down an average of $83,217 per year. The range in pay spans from $50,518 to $120,477 per year. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $15,177 from bonuses and more than $14,711 from profit sharing—stretch from around $50,696 to approximately $110,165. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; the vast majority people have both medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Making up 77 percent of the field, male Continuous Improvement Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Continuous Improvement Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed 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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Salary
$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  
   
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$22.96 - $37.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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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Continuous Improvement Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level despite career advancements. Those who assume higher-end positions like Manufacturing Plant Manager tend to get paid about the same as they did in lower-level roles.

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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 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. It is often found that people who know Lean Manufacturing are also skilled in Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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In most cases, Continuous Improvement Managers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $66K; however, pay rises to approximately $84K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $100K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Continuous Improvement Managers who have made it this far report earning around $100K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a 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. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$83,000
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For Continuous Improvement Managers, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Continuous Improvement Managers earning around 29 percent, 27 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent more than average. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around -11 percent in Portland and -9 percent in Pittsburgh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries

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$83,000

Skills That Affect Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries

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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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