The average Process Improvement Engineer in the United States earns approximately $68K per year. Total incomes of Process Improvement Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $11K from bonuses and close to $13K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $96K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Process Improvement Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$51,004 - $93,084
$51K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,893
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$16.34 - $31.09
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$31
MEDIAN: $23.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,004 - $93,084  
   
Bonus
$490.49 - $11,156  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $12,528  
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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$49,431 - $95,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $31.09  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $68.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.49 - $11,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $12,528  
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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$49,431 - $95,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Process Improvement Engineer


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Many Process Improvement Engineers advance into a slightly higher-paying Continuous Improvement Manager position. Average compensation for Continuous Improvement Managers is $81K.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Engineer


Survey takers working as Process Improvement Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $75K. Process Improvement Engineers see a median salary of $84K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $95K.

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Process Improvement Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Process Improvement Engineer Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries


Lean Process Engineering
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Six Sigma
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Project Management
0%

Chemical Process Engineering
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National Average
$68,000






Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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