Lean Facilitator Salary
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.
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.Read More...
This position requires working in the field - whether that be in a factory, outdoors, in an office setting, or in another environment - to evaluate manufacturing and detect what need improvement. Some key areas for analysis include safety, reducing waste, environmental issues, operational effectiveness, and quality and productivity measures. The lean facilitator must be innovative and objective as they develop ideas for improvement. Additionally, they may develop improvements to standard operating procedures and work to ensure that employees are adhering to guidelines.
This position usually requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in an engineering field and relevant experience. Lean facilitators must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well in a team setting as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Experience with lean manufacturing principles, industrial analysis, and organizational design may be required or preferred as well.
Lean Facilitator Tasks
- Conduct projects and programs based on LEAN principles to drive business results.
- Identify training needs and develop training programs for the employees of the facility.
- Coordinate improvements in processes in a Lean work environment.
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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.