Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salary

Median pay for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $92K per year. In the world of Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, overall income ranges from $64K near the bottom to $147K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,893 - $132,363
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$92K
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MEDIAN: $92,256
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$20.73 - $96.96
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$0$148K
Salary $62,893 - $132,363
Bonus $1,011 - $24,794
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $19,653
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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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$63,403 - $148,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 388
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $20.73 - $96.96
Overtime $44.22
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $1,011 - $24,794
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $19,653
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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$63,403 - $148,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Operations. The average VP of Operations brings home $124K per year. Many Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers advance into roles as Process Improvement Managers or Continuous Improvement Managers, but the median salaries are $18K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager


Caterpillar, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $120K.

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. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, Data Analysis, Process Improvement, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Statistical Analysis, Operations Management, and Program Management. Those educated in Process Improvement tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Pay by Experience for a Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 183 salaries. A Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,557

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Peoria (+25 percent), Atlanta (+25 percent), Columbus (+11 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers in Minneapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Jacksonville (12 percent less) and Indianapolis (7 percent less).

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager?

Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager in Westborough:
"High stress level, minimal direction, no perks, 60+ hours/wk."
Pros: The commute is only 10 minutes; enjoy problem solving, project management.
Cons: The culture of the company. Little or no recognition for high performers, exceptional work.

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Key Stats for Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$97,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Salaries




National Average
$97,000





Program Management
▼15%

Statistical Analysis
▼20%

Operations Management
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 7%
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