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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Earnings for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States come in at around $88K annually on average. Earnings sit near $59K on the lower side but can approach $136K per year on the higher side. Overall incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers generally bottom out at around $59K and peak near $136K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $19K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by geography and the specific company. For the most part, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$58,535 - $123,568
(Median)
$59K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,116
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$14.81 - $79.13
(Median)
$15
$35
$79
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$58,535 - $123,568  
   
Bonus
$998 - $19,258  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $19,727  
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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$58,901 - $135,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 910
National Hourly Rate 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$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $79.13  
   
Overtime
$10.88 - $67.00  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$998 - $19,258  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $19,727  
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).
)
$58,901 - $135,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) project managers are highly specialized business professionals who have been trained and certified in the most effective techniques in the business world. Six Sigma is an education program that originated in 1985; this program develops individuals and gives them strategies and cognitive tools to improves processes at their company. This means that SSBB project managers are experts at identifying problems or issues in business processes and providing solutions to these problems. Usually, these types of individuals are employed in manufacturing, production or business settings. On a day to day basis, they are assigned to and oversee a particular process of a given company with the goal of minimizing variability and maximizing efficiency and workflow. Individuals who train with Six Sigma are also taught expert techniques in business communication and the administration of discipline and motivation.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Tasks

  • Communicate and implement changes to improve efficiency, workflow, and productivity.
  • Review task statuses with team members and address any obstacles.
  • Plan, document, execute, and monitor projects using lean methodologies.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve diverse objectives in replicable, scalable ways.

Common Career Paths for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Operations, where median compensation is $122K annually. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers most frequently become Plant Managers of Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Managers even though median compensation is $12K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Survey results show that Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $77K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $106K. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Employers in Milwaukee and Jacksonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries




National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries


Lean Manufacturing
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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Six Sigma Black Belt
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National Average
$93,000

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%