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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (United States)

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States typically take home $87K per year. Pay ranges from $59K on the low end to $134K per year on the high end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $19K, total cash payment to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers can bottom out at $59K or peak near $134K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers claim medical and dental insurance and a fair portion get vision coverage. Making up 72 percent of the field, male Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (?
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$58,146 - $122,675
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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (?
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$14.30 - $82.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,146 - $122,675  
   
Bonus
$1,023 - $19,395  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,458  
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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$58,829 - $134,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
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$14.30 - $82.18  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,023 - $19,395  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,458  
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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$58,829 - $134,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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 who transition into an upper level VP of Operations role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $122K per year.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Process Improvement are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $76K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $92K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $117K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$92,000
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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (10 percent lower) and Philadelphia (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

National Average
$92,000

Skills That Affect Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

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$92,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%