Process Improvement Manager Salary

Process Improvement Managers in the United States take home an average $78K annually. Total incomes of Process Improvement Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $53K and $121K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Process Improvement Managers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,476 - $112,252
(Median)
$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,293
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$13.93 - $39.73
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$14
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,476 - $112,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,845  
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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$53,478 - $120,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$19.71 - $43.83  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,845  
   
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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$53,478 - $120,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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For Process Improvement Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Process Improvement Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager.

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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 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sourcing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Process Improvement Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Process Improvement Managers bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $97K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Process Improvement Managers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Process Improvement Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+15 percent), Miami (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (11 percent lower) and Kansas City (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries



Lean Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$80,000

Data Analysis
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Operations Management
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Sourcing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
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: 77% employee benefits None: 7%
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