Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Median pay for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $88K annually. Pay generally varies between $59K and $137K per year. Total cash compensation to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers approaches anywhere from $59K on the lower end to $137K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $18K from bonuses and upwards of $17K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,213 - $124,244

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$16.14 - $82.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,213 - $124,244  
   
Bonus
$980 - $18,257  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $17,114  
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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$58,626 - $136,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 879
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $82.86  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$980 - $18,257  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $17,114  
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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$58,626 - $136,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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At the upper end, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who move into a VP of Operations role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for VPs of Operations is a much higher $122K per year. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers most often move into Plant Manager of Manufacturing or Continuous Improvement Manager roles. However, the former pays $12K less on average, and the latter pays $12K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas offers the largest salaries in town — $102K on average.

Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Survey results suggest that Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. The majority of those who know Process Improvement also 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $107K. 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 $119K.

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), Houston (+8 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Jacksonville (15 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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Lean Process Engineering
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$93,000

Six Sigma Black Belt
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
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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