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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $88K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $59K, and the top verges on $137K per year. 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 $137K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers survey respondents are men (70 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,838 - $124,132
(Median)
$59K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,342
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90%

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$15.83 - $79.48
(Median)
$16
$35
$79
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
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
$58,838 - $124,132  
   
Bonus
$992 - $19,345  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $19,678  
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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$59,224 - $136,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 902
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
$15.83 - $79.48  
   
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$992 - $19,345  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $19,678  
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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$59,224 - $136,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Operations. The latter position pays an average of $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 $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas offers the most; Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers earn $102K on average there.

Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Those educated in Process Improvement tend to be well versed 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $77K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $93K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $122K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 12 percent below the national average. 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
up arrow 4%

Lean Process Engineering
up arrow 3%

Process Improvement
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Six Sigma Black Belt
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$93,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

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