Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

An average Continuous Improvement Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $79K annually. In the world of Continuous Improvement Managers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Continuous Improvement Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Continuous Improvement Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$54,932 - $106,807
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MEDIAN: $79,460
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$15.21 - $39.18
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MEDIAN: $24.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,932 - $106,807  
   
Bonus
$1,024 - $15,177  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,922  
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$53,413 - $115,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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$15.21 - $39.18  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $45.86  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,024 - $15,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,922  
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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$53,413 - $115,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • 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.
  • Supervise and direct the work of CI department staff.
  • Monitor existing processes to make sure they continue to perform at optimal levels of efficiency.

Common Career Paths for Continuous Improvement Manager


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For Continuous Improvement Managers, progressing to a Director, Continuous Improvement role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director, Continuous Improvement can earn $118K annually. It is not uncommon for a Continuous Improvement Manager to continue on to become a Quality Manager or a Plant Manager of Manufacturing.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager


Survey results imply that Continuous Improvement Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Problem Solving, Six Sigma, and Lean Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis, 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.


For Continuous Improvement Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Continuous Improvement Managers make a median salary of $90K. Continuous Improvement Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,121

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

St. Louis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Continuous Improvement Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Continuous Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+21 percent), Columbia (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Continuous Improvement Managers in El Paso take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (17 percent lower) and Cleveland (8 percent lower).

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Continuous Improvement Manager

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$81,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Continuous Improvement Manager Salaries


Problem Solving
▲14%

Six Sigma
▲11%




Operations Management
▲1%

National Average
$81,000

▼1%





Data Analysis
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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