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Process Improvement Engineer Salary

Process Improvement Engineers in the United States take home approximately $67K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Process Improvement Engineers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Process Improvement Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Process Improvement Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$50,323 - $90,354
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67K
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90K
MEDIAN: $67,047
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$12.00 - $71.00
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,323 - $90,354  
   
Bonus
$9.86 - $9,230  
Profit Sharing
$232.03 - $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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$50,017 - $93,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $71.00  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $52.55  
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
$9.86 - $9,230  
   
Profit Sharing
$232.03 - $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).
)
$50,017 - $93,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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


Process Improvement Engineers report using a wide range 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, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people who know 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.


Process Improvement Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $64K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $72K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $96K.

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 40%



National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries




Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Six Sigma
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma Green Belt
0%

National Average
$69,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%