Average Continuous Improvement Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Continuous Improvement Manager is $82,553.
MEDIAN $82,553
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$55k - $116k
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$194 - $10k
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$53k - $125k

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Job Description for Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager Tasks
  • Drive the improvement of processes and systems in a company, and implement programs that will have continuing long-term benefits.
  • Develop plans, schedules, and budgets for projects to improve existing processes.
  • Supervise and direct the work of CI department staff.
  • Monitor existing processes to make sure they continue to perform at optimal levels of efficiency.
The top respondents for the job title Continuous Improvement Manager are from the companies Lear Corporation, Perdue Farms, Inc. and UTC Aerospace Systems. Reported salaries are highest at UTC Aerospace Systems where the average pay is $100,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Nestle Purina and Railex Llc., earning around $95,435 and $78,614, respectively. Perdue Farms, Inc. pays the lowest at around $64,548. Hearthside Food Solutions and Lear Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,000 and $72,408, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Continuous Improvement Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Continuous Improvement Manager
Quality Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Continuous Improvement Manager

Skills in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Black Belt are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Project Management and Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Continuous Improvement Manager

An entry-level Continuous Improvement Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,856 based on 130 salaries. An early career Continuous Improvement Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,859 based on 565 salaries. A mid-career Continuous Improvement Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,282 based on 595 salaries. An experienced Continuous Improvement Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,508 based on 527 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,003.
Employees with Continuous Improvement Manager in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 19.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.2% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.5% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (2.5% less).

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