Process Improvement Director Salary

Wages for Process Improvement Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. Cash earnings for Process Improvement Directors — which occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $67K to approximately $167K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Process Improvement Directors (62 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$67,302 - $147,455
(Median)
$67K
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MEDIAN: $115,125
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Salary
$67,302 - $147,455  
   
Bonus
$2,025 - $31,109  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
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$67,319 - $166,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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

  • 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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Survey results show that Process Improvement Directors use a fair number of skills. 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 36 percent, 26 percent, and 18 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $113K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $134K in this role. Process Improvement Directors 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 $143K on average.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$122,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 36%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 26%

Business Process Engineering
up arrow 18%

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 14%


National Average
$122,000

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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