Lean Facilitators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Cash earnings for Lean Facilitators — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $103K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Lean Facilitators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Lean Facilitators who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,299 - $103,631
(Median)
$48K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,223
10%
50%
90%

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$12.86 - $30.91
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,299 - $103,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
Profit Sharing
$4.71 - $9,787  
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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$39,759 - $103,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$18.46 - $49.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.71 - $9,787  
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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$39,759 - $103,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Lean Facilitator

Lean facilitators typically work in the manufacturing industry, leading and educating employees to improve productivity and ensure that deadlines are met. They help develop lessons, seminars, and workshops to instruct employees on more effective ways to carry out their jobs. Lean facilitators also work with employees to discover the issues they have encountered and work to solve them, as well as to develop ideas on how operations can be improved.

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Lean Facilitator Tasks

  • Coordinate improvements in processes in a Lean work environment.
  • Identify training needs and develop training programs for the employees of the facility.
  • Conduct projects and programs based on LEAN principles to drive business results.

Common Career Paths for Lean Facilitator


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Advancing into a Continuous Improvement Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Lean Facilitators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $81K per year.

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Popular Skills for Lean Facilitator


Survey results show that Lean Facilitators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Lean Process Engineering, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 21 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement. Most people skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Lean Facilitator

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Lean Facilitators. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $103K.

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Experience Affects Lean Facilitator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%



National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Lean Facilitator Salaries

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 30%

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 21%


National Average
$66,000

Process Improvement
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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