Process Improvement Engineer Salary

Average Process Improvement Engineers in the United States make around $70K annually. Total incomes of Process Improvement Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $98K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Process Improvement Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Process Improvement Engineers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,595 - $95,126
$52K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $69,710
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50%
90%

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$16.34 - $33.46
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$33
MEDIAN: $21.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,595 - $95,126  
   
Bonus
$497.13 - $11,790  
Profit Sharing
$51.82 - $12,411  
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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$49,680 - $98,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $33.46  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $68.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$497.13 - $11,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.82 - $12,411  
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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$49,680 - $98,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 move into Continuous Improvement Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $81K per year.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Six Sigma, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Process Improvement Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Improvement Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 228 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Improvement Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Process Improvement Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 48 salaries. A Process Improvement Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,127

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Process Improvement Engineers, 46 percent higher than the national average. Process Improvement Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+7 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Nashville and Virginia Beach (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Process Improvement Engineer Reviews

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
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Process Improvement Engineer Salaries

▲33%

▲26%

▲6%

National Average
$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries


National Average
$70,000



Lean Process Engineering
▼2%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼2%






▼6%

Data Analysis
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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