Average pay for a Process Improvement Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $110K per year. Total incomes of Process Improvement Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $33K from bonuses and close to $58K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $62K and $169K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Men account for the majority of Process Improvement Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,944 - $147,959  
   
Bonus
$2,517 - $32,779  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $58,175  
Total Pay (?
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$61,893 - $169,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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
$2,517 - $32,779  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $58,175  
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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$61,893 - $169,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Director


Survey results show that Process Improvement Directors use a fair number of skills. 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 44 percent, 30 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Process Improvement are also skilled in Lean Process Engineering.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $106K. On average, Process Improvement Directors make $134K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $146K.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Director Salaries



National Average
$115,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 44%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 30%

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 28%

Business Process Engineering
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National Average
$115,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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