Process Improvement Manager Salary

Process Improvement Managers in the United States take home approximately $78K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Process Improvement Managers approaches anywhere from $53K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,374 - $112,308
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$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,221
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$13.99 - $39.45
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$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,374 - $112,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,371  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $11,000  
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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$53,245 - $120,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 730
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$19.71 - $43.83  
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 - $16,371  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $11,000  
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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$53,245 - $120,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 report using a deep pool 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 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sourcing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server. For most people, competency in Process Improvement indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $69K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $81K. Process Improvement Managers bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $96K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Process Improvement Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Miami (+12 percent), and Chicago (+10 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 also pay below the national average in Atlanta (11 percent lower) and Kansas City (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries



Lean Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$80,000

Data Analysis
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Operations Management
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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 130 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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