Median pay for Process Improvement Managers in the United States is around $80K per year. Total cash compensation for Process Improvement Managers runs from $50K to $130K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Process Improvement Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,538 - $119,488
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MEDIAN: $80,164
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$14.80 - $45.91
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MEDIAN: $24.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,538 - $119,488  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$401.50 - $14,175  
Total Pay (?
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$49,607 - $129,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 603
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $45.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$401.50 - $14,175  
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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$49,607 - $129,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • Implement Lean and/or Six Sigma methods to design and implement process efficiencies.
  • Provides direction and oversight to project teams to design and implement solutions that meet applicable business requirements.
  • Measure process improvement benefits after changes are implemented.

Common Career Paths for Process Improvement Manager


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Process Improvement Managers who transition into an upper level Plant Manager of Manufacturing position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Plant Manager of Manufacturing makes $82K a year.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Manager


Process Improvement Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Process Engineering, and Business Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Process Improvement indicates knowledge of 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 many Process Improvement Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $101K on average. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $104K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,482

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 New York (+20 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Austin and 2 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Process Improvement Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries






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National Average
$81,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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