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Process Improvement Manager Salary

Average Process Improvement Managers in the United States make around $77K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $16K and $11K, respectively — total cash payment to Process Improvement Managers can bottom out near $52K or peak near $119K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Process Improvement Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Process Improvement Managers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,054 - $111,295
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$13.62 - $36.50
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$0.00 - $15,905  
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$970 - $11,112  
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$52,053 - $119,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 701
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$13.62 - $36.50  
   
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$19.63 - $40.27  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $15,905  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $11,112  
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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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$52,053 - $119,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 $86K 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, 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 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Visio. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Process Improvement Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $89K. Process Improvement Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Process Improvement Managers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Charlotte (+4 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Process Improvement Managers in Indianapolis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Experience Affects Process Improvement Manager Salaries




National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Process Improvement Manager Salaries


Business Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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National Average
$79,000

Data Analysis
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Six Sigma Green Belt
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%