Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States take home approximately $81K per year on average. In the world of Continuous Improvement Managers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Continuous Improvement Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,997 - $109,917
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$54K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,845
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$15.52 - $36.06
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,997 - $109,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,627  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,635  
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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$52,325 - $118,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 860
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $37.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,627  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $11,635  
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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$52,325 - $118,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing. Plant Managers of Manufacturing on average make about as much as Continuous Improvement Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager


Survey results imply that Continuous Improvement Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Team Leadership as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Six Sigma Green Belt also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $86K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Continuous Improvement Managers bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $99K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 30 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 (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Continuous Improvement Managers in El Paso take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Portland and Milwaukee are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 5 percent lower, 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 Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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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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Facilitator
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Team Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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