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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 generally vary between $59K and $136K per year. Total cash compensation to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers varies from $59K to $136K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K each. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by geography and the specific company. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,743 - $123,794
(Median)
$59K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,224
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50%
90%

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$15.89 - $79.13
(Median)
$16
$35
$79
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
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
$58,743 - $123,794  
   
Bonus
$989 - $18,771  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $19,574  
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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$59,130 - $136,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 904
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$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $79.13  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $87.26  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$989 - $18,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $19,574  
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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$59,130 - $136,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 often advance into Plant Manager of Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Manager positions even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas; in fact, median earnings sit around $102K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Survey results suggest that Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Process Engineering, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. It is often found that people who know Process Improvement are 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $77K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $93K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $121K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Jacksonville (11 percent less) and Philadelphia (6 percent less).

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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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Lean Process Engineering
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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 171 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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