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 per year. Compensation ranges between $59K and $137K per year. Overall incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers generally bottom out at around $59K and peak near $137K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $19K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,355 - $124,404
(Median)
$58K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,272
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$15.83 - $82.50
(Median)
$16
$35
$83
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,355 - $124,404  
   
Bonus
$980 - $18,703  
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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$58,658 - $137,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 894
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
$980 - $18,703  
   
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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$58,658 - $137,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. A lot of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers advance their careers by becoming Plant Managers of Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Managers. However, those positions offer $12K less and $12K less per year on average.

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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 diverse set of skills on the job. 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 6 percent. Most people 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.


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 claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $106K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $120K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Employers in Jacksonville and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 6 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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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 165 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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