Process Improvement Manager Salary

For Process Improvement Managers, yearly average wages total $80K annually. Overall cash earnings for Process Improvement Managers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $124K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Process Improvement Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,525 - $114,634
(Median)
$53K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,550
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$13.82 - $46.74
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$14
$23
$47
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,525 - $114,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,715  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $11,335  
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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$52,394 - $124,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 831
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $46.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,715  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $11,335  
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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$52,394 - $124,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 go on to become Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager, an upper-level role, pays $87K.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Manager


Process Improvement Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Process Engineering, Lean Process Engineering, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Sourcing, 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $69K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $83K. Process Improvement Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $98K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,519

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Process Improvement Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Atlanta and 4 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries





Project Management
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 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
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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