Process Improvement Director Salary

Process Improvement Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $118K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $32K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Process Improvement Directors spread between $72K and $169K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Process Improvement Directors (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$75,068 - $147,680

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$75,068 - $147,680  
$2,000 - $32,469  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,383  
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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).
$71,925 - $169,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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.


Process Improvement Director Tasks

  • Lead process Improvement projects directly related to achievement of company goals and financial objectives.
  • Develop long-term process quality plans and monitor their execution.
  • 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.

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Process Improvement Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Business Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 23 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Process Improvement are typically practiced in Six Sigma Black Belt, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Director

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

Process Improvement Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $78K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $119K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $136K. Process Improvement Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $145K.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Process Improvement Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
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Lean Manufacturing
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Business Process Engineering
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%