Process Improvement Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Process Improvement Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $78,539 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $51,525 to $119,967 per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Almost all employees enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (57 percent). Work is enjoyable for Process Improvement Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Process Improvement Manager Salary (?
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$52,769 - $111,174
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Process Improvement Manager Salary (?
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$13.62 - $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$52,769 - $111,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,601  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $10,809  
Total Pay (?
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$51,525 - $119,967  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$19.02 - $43.83  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,601  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $10,809  
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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$51,525 - $119,967  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Process Improvement Manager

A process improvement manager strives to maintain efficiency and quality in the work setting. They evaluate current business practices, looking for ways to improve productivity, reduce costs, and make the best use of the business’s resources. Some other responsibilities include identifying areas for improvement, implementing improvement strategies,data analysis, using statistical computer analysis, leading teams, collecting performance data, and working cooperatively with the department. They must gather information from customers, clients, and coworkers in addition to the statistical data to ensure that any strategies implemented are feasible. Process improvement managers must be prepared to explain and defend any proposed changes to the current system.
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Process Improvement Manager Tasks
  • Measure process improvement benefits after changes are implemented.
  • Provides direction and oversight to project teams to design and implement solutions that meet applicable business requirements.
  • Implement Lean and/or Six Sigma methods to design and implement process efficiencies.

Common Career Paths for Process Improvement Manager

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Process Improvement Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level despite career advancements. Those who assume higher-end positions like Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager tend to get paid about the same as they did in lower-level roles.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Manager

Survey results imply that Process Improvement Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Process Improvement also know Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Process Improvement Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. New salaries start at $68K and reach $80K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $88K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Process Improvement Managers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Process Improvement Managers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Process Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent) and Chicago (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -8 percent and -4 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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$79,000
Six Sigma Green Belt
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Business Process Engineering
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Microsoft Access
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Operations Management
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%
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