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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States pull down an average of $87K per year. Pay ranges from $59K on the low end to $136K per year on the high end. The range in cash compensation to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers ($59K to $136K) includes potential earnings of $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$58,467 - $123,259
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72K
87K
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MEDIAN: $87,439
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$14.87 - $78.74
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,467 - $123,259  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $19,227  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $20,000  
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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$59,148 - $135,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 912
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $78.74  
   
Overtime
$19.93 - $45.72  
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
$1,002 - $19,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $20,000  
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).
)
$59,148 - $135,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 advance into the role of a VP of Operations are fairly uncommon. VPs of Operations on average earn $122K per year. Many Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers choose to become Plant Manager of Manufacturings and Continuous Improvement Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $11K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, and Six Sigma Black Belt are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Process Improvement are similarly competent 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.


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median 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. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, 36 percent above the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 19 percent below the national average. Milwaukee and Jacksonville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 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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Strategic Project Management
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Process Improvement
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Six Sigma Black Belt
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National Average
$93,000

Data Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%