Process Improvement Manager Salary

Average Process Improvement Managers in the United States make around $78K annually. Total cash compensation to Process Improvement Managers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $119K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Process Improvement Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,461 - $111,752
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$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,781
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$14.33 - $36.50
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$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,461 - $111,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $11,074  
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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$53,162 - $119,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 717
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $11,074  
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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$53,162 - $119,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 who transition into an upper level Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager makes $87K a year.

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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 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sourcing, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Process Improvement Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Process Improvement Managers, 22 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries


Business 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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Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Sourcing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 7%