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Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

Earnings for Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States come in at around $81K per year on average. In the world of Continuous Improvement Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $52K and $120K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $12K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Continuous Improvement Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Continuous Improvement Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,377 - $110,288
(Median)
$53K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,868
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$16.77 - $38.84
(Median)
$17
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$53,377 - $110,288  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $14,966  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $12,255  
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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$52,368 - $119,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 801
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $38.84  
   
Overtime
$22.78 - $37.57  
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
$97.87 - $14,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $12,255  
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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$52,368 - $119,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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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As Continuous Improvement Managers transition into upper-level roles like Plant Managers of Manufacturing, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Plant Managers of Manufacturing earn the same amount as Continuous Improvement Managers on average.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager


Continuous Improvement Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Six Sigma Green Belt. Most people skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent in Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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


For Continuous Improvement Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Continuous Improvement Managers bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Continuous Improvement Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Continuous Improvement Managers in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Continuous Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), Detroit (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 5 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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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 135 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%