Process Improvement Manager Salary

Median pay for Process Improvement Managers in the United States is around $78K annually. Final cash compensation to Process Improvement Managers varies from around $53K to approximately $120K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $16K and $11K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Process Improvement Managers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,389 - $112,282

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$13.99 - $39.45

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Salary
$53,389 - $112,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,714  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $11,037  
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$53,251 - $120,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 737
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$13.99 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $43.54  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,714  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $11,037  
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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$53,251 - $120,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Many Process Improvement Managers move into a Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Process Improvement Managers.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Manager


Process Improvement Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sourcing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server. The majority of those who know Process Improvement also know Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Manager

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Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Process Improvement Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Process Improvement Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Atlanta and 8 percent less in Kansas City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries




Lean Manufacturing
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$80,000

Data Analysis
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Sourcing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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