Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

Continuous Improvement Managers in the United States can expect wages of $81K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Continuous Improvement Managers varies from around $53K to approximately $119K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $12K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Continuous Improvement Managers is high. Most Continuous Improvement Managers survey respondents are men (76 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,142 - $109,972

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$15.55 - $35.82

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,142 - $109,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $11,693  
Total Pay (?
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$52,612 - $118,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 866
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Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $35.82  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $37.89  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $11,693  
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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$52,612 - $118,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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


Continuous Improvement Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. 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.


Continuous Improvement Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. Continuous Improvement Managers bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. Continuous Improvement Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $98K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Continuous Improvement Managers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Continuous Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Columbus (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Continuous Improvement Manager's salary, with El Paso Continuous Improvement Managers earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Portland and 5 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Facilitator
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Six Sigma Green Belt
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Team Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

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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