Process Improvement Director Salary

Process Improvement Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $108K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Most Process Improvement Directors survey respondents are men (71 percent). Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$66,228 - $150,491
$66K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,710
10%
50%
90%

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$19.65 - $30.52
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MEDIAN: $20.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,228 - $150,491  
   
Bonus
$2,517 - $32,779  
Profit Sharing
$10,084  
Total Pay (?
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$62,114 - $171,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$20.85  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,517 - $32,779  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,084  
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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$62,114 - $171,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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.


Process Improvement Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $69K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $105K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Process Improvement Directors make a median salary of $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 $153K.

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Key Stats for Process Improvement Director

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
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

▲36%

▲19%

National Average
$113,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼38%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲48%

Lean Manufacturing
▲34%

Lean Process Engineering
▲31%

Business Process Engineering
▲28%




National Average
$113,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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