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Continuous Improvement Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States is typically around $80K per year. Total cash compensation to Continuous Improvement Managers ranges from $51K on the lower end to $120K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Continuous Improvement Managers. Most Continuous Improvement Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Continuous Improvement Manager Salary (?
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$50,696 - $110,165
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MEDIAN: $80,288
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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,696 - $110,165  
   
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  
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
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  
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 for those who assume higher-end positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing. Plant Managers of Manufacturing tend to get paid $80K.

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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 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Six Sigma Green Belt. Those familiar with Lean Manufacturing also tend to know Process Improvement.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $95K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a little more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 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 about one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$83,000
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With a pay rate for Continuous Improvement Managers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Pittsburgh (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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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Project Management
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$83,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

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%