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Process Improvement Engineer Salary

The average Process Improvement Engineer in the United States earns approximately $68K annually. Cash earnings for Process Improvement Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $51K to approximately $92K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Process Improvement Engineers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,103 - $90,047
(Median)
$51K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $67,703
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90%

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$12.08 - $38.13
(Median)
$12
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$51,103 - $90,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,555  
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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$50,761 - $92,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $38.13  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $55.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,555  
   
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).
)
$50,761 - $92,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


Survey results suggest that Process Improvement Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $65K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $74K. Process Improvement Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Process Improvement Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $93K.

Process Improvement Engineer Reviews

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
up arrow 35%



National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries


Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Process Improvement
up arrow 2%

Six Sigma
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National Average
$69,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
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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