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QP
SALARY
2016

Salary by highest level of Six Sigma training
for Canadian respondents / FIGURE 3

SURVEY

84,781
85,543

None (56.9%)

81,759

97,125

Yellow Belt (4.4%)

85,396
88,126
90,502

Green Belt (19.6%)

86,816
98,930
98,682

Black Belt (16.9%)

104,710
103,667
108,243

Master Black Belt (1.6%)

99,610

Figure 3 includes results for:
x Full-time employees,
   Part‑time employees,
   U.S. employees,
x Canadian employees,
   International employees

110,500
92,500

Champion (0.3%)

88,615
64,000

Executive (0.3%)
93,538

$0

$20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $140,000 $160,000
Average salary
2014

2015

2016

Salaries are noted in Canadian
dollars.
Note: In 2015, no executives
with any Six Sigma training
responded to the survey.

Salary increases with successive levels
of Six Sigma training  /  TABLE 1
Level (percentage of
respondents)

United
States

Canada

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Executive (0.5%)

($1,469)

$12,897

$9,127

($6,696)

$25,283

Champion (0.7%)

8,869

(366)

(7,918)

21,533

(1,019)

Master Black Belt (4.0%)

20,846

25,583

25,730

25,060

25,904

Black Belt (18.3%)

12,116

9,406

11,203

12,034

11,416

Green Belt (22.4%)

7,115

9,303

8,823

6,350

10,379

Yellow Belt (5.9%)

-

-

-

3,301

175

None (48.3%)

-

-

-

-

Executive (0.3%)

($54,071)

$11,667

($46,500)

-

$4,923

Champion (0.3%)

36,400

15,875

6,833

($15,743)

(10,995)

Master Black Belt (1.6%)

42,062

16,114

4,736

9,561

(5,101)

1,727

13,205

10,804

8,179

17,894

-

(6,623)

1,419

3,345

11,582

3,637

Black Belt (16.9%)
Green Belt (19.6%)

-

Yellow Belt (4.4%)

10,300

None (56.9%)

-

-
(2,316)
-

-

-

-

-

Table 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. Numbers in parentheses following the training levels
indicate the percentage of respondents. Salary decreases are shown in parentheses.
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