Process Improvement Engineer Salary

Process Improvement Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Process Improvement Engineers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $97K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Process Improvement Engineers. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Process Improvement Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$50,851 - $94,487
$51K
$68K
$94K
MEDIAN: $68,210
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,851 - $94,487  
   
Bonus
$494.18 - $11,447  
Profit Sharing
$51.28 - $12,625  
Total Pay (?
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$49,350 - $96,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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
$494.18 - $11,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.28 - $12,625  
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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$49,350 - $96,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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 their careers by becoming Continuous Improvement Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $81K.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Engineer


Process Improvement Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis and Six Sigma. 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $65K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $75K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,707

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

With a pay rate for Process Improvement Engineers that is 49 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Process Improvement Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+12 percent) and Philadelphia (+9 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Virginia Beach (11 percent lower and 10 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
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Process Improvement Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲28%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries




Lean Process Engineering
▼0%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼0%

National Average
$69,000






▼4%

Data Analysis
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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