Process Improvement Engineer Salary

Process Improvement Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $68K annually. In the world of Process Improvement Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $51K and $92K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Process Improvement Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,061 - $90,144
(Median)
$51K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $68,343
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$12.21 - $37.64
(Median)
$12
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$51,061 - $90,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,880  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $6,120  
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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$50,591 - $92,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $37.64  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $54.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $6,120  
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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$50,591 - $92,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Process Improvement Engineer

Process improvement engineers are in charge of identifying and developing procedural changes for their organization using engineering techniques. They perform functions relating to production design, manufacturing, and construction, and one of their main responsibilities includes collaborating with other engineers to find quality and efficiency issues during the production process. Process improvement engineers also participate in meetings to make recommendations on changes to improve efficiency and quality. They execute process improvement processes, perform root cause analysis, and create detailed reports about improvement issues.

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Process Improvement Engineer Tasks

  • Analyze equipment and safety specifications to provide recommendations.
  • Oversee transitions, upgrades, and shifts in job structure, including defining and tracking performance metrics.
  • Map and analyze processes and identify ways to reduce waste, improve work flow, and otherwise increase efficiency.
  • Document processes, instructions, recommendations, and key metrics.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Engineer


Process Improvement Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Improvement / QA, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Lean Manufacturing also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Engineer

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


Process Improvement Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $65K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $74K on average. Process Improvement Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $92K.

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What is it like working as a Process Improvement Engineer?

Process Improvement Engineer in Houston:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions,"
Pros: Interaction with all aspect and different facilities within the organization, flexibility, mentally challenging.
Cons: New area for me challenge is difficult, must instill cultural changes- difficult, need to change Managements way of thinking- extremely difficult.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries



Project Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma
up arrow 1%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Six Sigma Green Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%
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