Quality Progress - December 2016 - 33


QP
SALARY
2016

Part 1. Regular Employee Results
Section 3. Salary by Highest Level of Six Sigma Training

SURVEY

Six Sigma Solid

I

If you want to turbo-charge your quality career, it
seems you can hardly do better than to take some
Six Sigma training. Every year, the salary survey
report focuses on what quality professionals can

Salary by Six Sigma training
$110,000

do to increase their earnings, and every year, Six

$100,000

Sigma training comes up as a very viable option.

$90,000

Figure 1 shows U.S. respondents who've com-

pleted any level of Six Sigma training earned
$17,357 more on average than those without Six
difference is $12,475.

$50,000

$30,000

training attained. In the United States, there's a

$20,000

respondents who have completed higher levels

0

Master Black Belt (MBB) training. After that-
smaller-it becomes less clear. The stair-step
pattern is less clear in Canada, where the numbers are relatively small at all levels.

81,759

Has no Six Sigma training
Has completed one
or more Six Sigma
training programs

$10,000

of Six Sigma training-all the way through to
when the sample sizes of respondents become

83,004

$40,000

erage salaries by the highest level of Six Sigma
clear stair-step pattern of ascending earnings for

94,234

$70,000
$60,000

(Canada, p. 35) show a three-year history of av-

100,361

$80,000

Sigma training. For Canadian respondents, that
Figure 2 (United States, p. 34) and Figure 3

/ FIGURE 1

U.S.
respondents

Canadian
respondents

Figure 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees,  Part-time employees,
x U.S. employees, x Canadian employees,  International employees
Canadian salaries are noted in Canadian dollars.

In the United States, there's a hefty salary
boost for those who take the MBB-level of training. The premium for MBBs over those with Black
Belts (BB) is $25,904 ($130,878 vs. $104,974).
The BB itself is a high-value investment, adding $21,970 for those U.S. respondents with that
level of training versus U.S. respondents without Six Sigma training ($104,974 vs. $83,004). In
Canada, the largest premium comes for those
with BB training-who earn $17,894 more than
those with Green Belt training ($104,710 vs.
$86,816). These salary premiums are shown in
Table 1 (p. 35).
Table 2 (p. 36) breaks down salaries by Six
Sigma training and job title for full-time professionals in the United States and Canada. Along
with the average salary in each box, the superscripted number tells how many respondents fit

Sign of the Times
What external factors do you foresee having
the biggest impact on quality?

"

Not enough young professionals entering

the quality arena and learning to incorporate
quality in their everyday lives. Poor decisions
will be made.

"

Mary L. Alber, quality assurance manager
Offshore Commissioning Solutions Inc., Houston.

into that category.

December 2016 * QP 33



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