Process Improvement Engineer Salary

Average Process Improvement Engineers in the United States make around $69K per year. Total cash earnings of Process Improvement Engineers range from $51K on the low end to $95K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $6K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Process Improvement Engineers survey respondents are men (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$52,112 - $92,804
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$52K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,568
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$14.54 - $38.31
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$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,112 - $92,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,953  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,128  
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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$50,502 - $94,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $38.31  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $57.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,128  
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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$50,502 - $94,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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.

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 $82K.

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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, Six Sigma, Quality Improvement / QA, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Engineer

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


For many Process Improvement Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $65K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $74K. Process Improvement Engineers see a median salary of $84K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $96K.

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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




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries


Six Sigma
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Project Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$70,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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