Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Average Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States make around $88K per year. Pay ranges from $59K on the low end to $138K per year on the high end. Incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $19K cause paychecks to spread between $59K on the low end and $138K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,337 - $124,759
(Median)
$58K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,347
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$15.83 - $82.50
(Median)
$16
$35
$83
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,337 - $124,759  
   
Bonus
$983 - $18,859  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $19,518  
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 - $137,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 888
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $82.50  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$983 - $18,859  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $19,518  
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 - $137,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 who transition into a VP of Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $122K per year. 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 $13K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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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


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report using a wide range 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. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $93K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $107K. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Jacksonville (11 percent less) and Columbus (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


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$93,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

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: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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