Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, yearly average wages total $89K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $60K, and the higher rates verge on $138K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K each, total incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers generally range from $60K to $138K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$58,835 - $125,506
(Median)
$59K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,948
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$16.03 - $98.99
(Median)
$16
$40
$99
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,835 - $125,506  
   
Bonus
$982 - $18,685  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $19,458  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$59,686 - $137,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 917
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $98.99  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$982 - $18,685  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $19,458  
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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$59,686 - $137,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 progress into high-paying roles like VP of Operations, where median compensation is $123K annually. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers most frequently become Process Improvement Managers and Continuous Improvement Managers even though median compensation is $17K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Survey results imply that Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers put a diverse skill set 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Program Management. 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.


Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $79K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $108K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $123K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,853

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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Milwaukee and 7 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries




National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

Lean Process Engineering
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Process Improvement
0%

National Average
$94,000

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 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: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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