Process Improvement Director Salary

Wages for Process Improvement Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Cash earnings for Process Improvement Directors — which occasionally include more than $34K from bonuses and more than $60K from profit sharing — stretch from around $60K to approximately $172K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Process Improvement Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,825 - $150,899
$62K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,121
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$19.96 - $31.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$61,825 - $150,899  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $34,252  
Profit Sharing
$5,034 - $59,598  
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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$60,429 - $171,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$21.20  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,939 - $34,252  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,034 - $59,598  
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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$60,429 - $171,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Process Improvement Director

Process improvement directors hold an executive-level position in which they supervise all areas of process improvement within a company. Typically, companies which have multiple departments that must work together will employ process improvement personnel to help make operations more efficient. These directors will direct the departments' efforts, analyze areas which require attention, and analyze the results of their initiatives by studying data and reports and making changes as necessary.

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Process Improvement Director Tasks

  • Recruit, hire, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the department.
  • Utilize internal performance data and customer feedback to identify opportunities to improve quality, service, and cost within the company.
  • Lead process Improvement projects directly related to achievement of company goals and financial objectives.
  • Develop long-term process quality plans and monitor their execution.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Director


Process Improvement Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Lean Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 34 percent, and 31 percent, respectively. Most people who know Process Improvement also know Lean Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $66K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $104K. Process Improvement Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $134K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $151K.

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Key Stats for Process Improvement Director

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Process Improvement Director Salaries

▲35%

▲19%

National Average
$112,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼41%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲48%

Lean Manufacturing
▲34%

Lean Process Engineering
▲31%


Business Process Engineering
▲28%



National Average
$112,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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