Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States is typically around $91,892 annually. Pay starts at $58,829 and can approach $134,253 per year on the higher side. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. In this profession, almost all employees individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Male Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. For the most part, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (?
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$58,146 - $122,675
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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (?
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$14.30 - $82.18
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$58,146 - $122,675  
   
Bonus
$1,023 - $19,395  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,458  
Total Pay (?
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$58,829 - $134,253  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 961
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $82.18  
   
Overtime
$20.12 - $45.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,023 - $19,395  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $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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$58,829 - $134,253  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like VP of Operations can offer an extra $30K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Survey results show that Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers use a fair number of skills. Strategic Project Management and Lean Manufacturing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent respectively. Most people familiar with 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. Beginning workers can expect to earn $77K starting out, which grows to $100K after five to 10 years. Salaries reach six figures after a good amount of time spent on the job—between 10 and 20 years—typically amounting to $106K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $117K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$92,000
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For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Philadelphia (-10 percent and -5 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

National Average
$92,000

Skills That Affect Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

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$92,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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