Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91,892 annually. The range in pay spans from $58,829 to $134,253 per year. Overall cash allowance—including $19,395 bonuses and $19,458 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $58,146 and $122,675. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by the vast majority, and most earn vision coverage. Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are men (72 percent). Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary (?
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$58,146 - $122,675
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MEDIAN: $86,753
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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
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  
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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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For Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a VP of Operations will earn $30K more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Popular Skills for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report using a wide range of professional 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.
For many but not all Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $77K, increasing to $100K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, workers enjoy a boost in pay; earnings increase to six figures, hovering around $106K. Salaries grow more slowly as Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $117K. 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$92,000
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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, 34 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, top-paying cities where Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers see paychecks higher than average (+11 percent, +9 percent, +8 percent, and +8 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Milwaukee is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around -10 percent in Charlotte and -5 percent in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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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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