Earnings for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States come in at around $90K per year on average. In the world of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $62K and $144K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $15K, respectively. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. For the most part, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,588 - $129,490
(Median)
$61K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,160
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50%
90%

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$19.81 - $101.86
(Median)
$20
$41
$100
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,588 - $129,490  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $15,170  
Total Pay (?
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$61,640 - $143,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.81 - $101.86  
   
Overtime
$37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,026 - $20,426  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $15,170  
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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$61,640 - $143,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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. A lot of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers advance their careers by becoming Process Improvement Managers and Continuous Improvement Managers. However, those positions offer $17K less and $13K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Caterpillar, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $119K.

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, Data Analysis, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Statistical Analysis and 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $81K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $96K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $110K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $127K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,280

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For those looking to make money, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Peoria (+25 percent), Columbus (+13 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Miami (+12 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Jacksonville (11 percent lower) and Indianapolis (6 percent lower).

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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



Project Management
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National Average
$94,000

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Program Management
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Statistical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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