Process Improvement Manager Salary

Process Improvement Managers in the United States pull down an average of $80K per year. Cash earnings for Process Improvement Managers — including $17K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $52K to $124K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Process Improvement Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to 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
(Median)
$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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 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 seem to exploit a large range of 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $69K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $83K. On average, Process Improvement Managers make $95K following one to two decades on the job. Process Improvement Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,519

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

With a pay rate for Process Improvement Managers that is 39 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Process Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Charlotte (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. 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





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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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