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Process Improvement Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Process Improvement Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. Total cash compensation to Process Improvement Managers bottoms out near $52K and approaches $120K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair portion. Male Process Improvement Managers are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 57 percent of the field. The majority of Process Improvement Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,769 - $111,174
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$13.62 - $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,769 - $111,174  
   
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  
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  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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 may not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers typically make top-notch roles like $86K.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Manager

Survey takers working as Process Improvement Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Process Improvement are similarly competent in 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Process Improvement Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $80K. On average, Process Improvement Managers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $95K. A little more than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a 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 nearly one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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$79,000
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For those looking to make money, Process Improvement Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent) and Chicago (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Workers in Atlanta and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 4 percent less, 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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Process Improvement
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$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%