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Process Improvement Manager Salary

Process Improvement Managers in the United States take home approximately $78K annually on average. In the world of Process Improvement Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $121K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$53,507 - $112,202
(Median)
$54K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,061
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$14.17 - $38.78
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$53,507 - $112,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,708  
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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$53,345 - $120,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $43.54  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,708  
   
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).
)
$53,345 - $120,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sourcing, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Process Improvement are also skilled 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.


For Process Improvement Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $81K. On average, Process Improvement Managers make $90K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Process Improvement Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (11 percent lower) and Dallas (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries

Business Process Engineering
up arrow 14%



Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

Process Improvement
0%

National Average
$80,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%






Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 16%

Sourcing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
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%
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