$69,355
Avg. Salary
$22.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,589

Bonus

$2,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Process Improvement Engineer is $22.53 per hour.

The average pay for a Process Improvement Engineer is $69,355 per year.

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$16.53
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$35.34
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MEDIAN $22.53
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$52k
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$93k
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MEDIAN $69,355
$52,162 - $92,752
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MEDIAN: $69,355
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$0$95K
Salary $52,162 - $92,752
Bonus $779 - $11,142
Profit Sharing $196 - $7,660
Total Pay (?
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$50,119 - $95,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 663
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.53 - $35.34
Overtime $7.07 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $779 - $11,142
Profit Sharing $196 - $7,660
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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$50,119 - $95,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Process Improvement Engineer

Process improvement engineers are in charge of identifying and developing procedural changes for their organization using engineering techniques. They perform functions relating to production design, manufacturing, and construction, and one of their main responsibilities includes collaborating with other engineers to find quality and efficiency issues during the production process. Process improvement engineers also participate in meetings to make recommendations on changes to improve efficiency and quality. They execute process improvement processes, perform root cause analysis, and create detailed reports about improvement issues.

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Process Improvement Engineer Tasks
  • Map and analyze processes and identify ways to reduce waste, improve work flow, and otherwise increase efficiency.
  • Document processes, instructions, recommendations, and key metrics.
  • Analyze equipment and safety specifications to provide recommendations.
  • Oversee transitions, upgrades, and shifts in job structure, including defining and tracking performance metrics.

Common Career Paths for Process Improvement Engineer


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A lot of Process Improvement Engineers move on to become Continuous Improvement Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $81K on average.

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Popular Skills for Process Improvement Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis, Six Sigma, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Process Improvement Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Improvement Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 228 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Improvement Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Process Improvement Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 48 salaries. A Process Improvement Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

10%

National Average: $70,012

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

For Process Improvement Engineers, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Process Improvement Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+7 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (13 percent less) and Virginia Beach (12 percent less).

Process Improvement Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Process Improvement Engineer?

Process Improvement Engineer:
This company talks out both sides of their mouth. CEO will send letters about how they’re supporting transgender rights bills in the Massachusetts legislature because we support our LGBT employees. Then turnaround and pour PAC money into congress so they won’t prevent us from selling our products to Saudi Arabia, one of the most Draconian countries out there.

Process Improvement Engineer in Houston:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions,"
Pros: Interaction with all aspect and different facilities within the organization, flexibility, mentally challenging.
Cons: New area for me challenge is difficult, must instill cultural changes- difficult, need to change Managements way of thinking- extremely difficult.

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Key Stats for Process Improvement Engineer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Process Improvement Engineer Salaries

▲33%

▲26%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Process Improvement Engineer Salaries


National Average
$70,000



Lean Process Engineering
▼2%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼2%






▼5%

Data Analysis
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 11%