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FIGURE 2

Salary by highest level of Six Sigma training
for U.S. respondents
executive training. That step up
from Black Belt (BB) to MBB,
though, is a whopper, taking
salaries from $107,801 for the
former to $142,080 for the latter,
a difference of $34,279.
In Canada (Figure 3, p. 46), the
stair-step pattern is muted by
the smaller numbers of respondents. Thus, the outsized salary
of $129,750 shown for MBBs
must be taken with plenty of salt
because only 1.4% of Canadian
respondents have earned that
belt. The 13.8% of professionals
holding the BB, however, show a
healthy average of $100,105, and
the larger number of respondents
in the category makes this figure
more reliable.
Where Figures 2 and 3 show a
four-year history, Table 1 (p. 46)
shows similar data for six years
in a tabular format. Here, however, instead of showing the raw
salary for each belt, we show the
difference in salary for holders
of that belt compared to those
who've achieved the next lower
level. Here, for example, we easily
read that in Canada, those who've
earned the BB make, on average,
$13,337 more than those whose
highest level of training is the
Green Belt.
Table 2 (p. 47) breaks down
salaries by Six Sigma training and
job title for full-time professionals
in the United States and Canada.
In each box, the salary is shown
along with a superscripted number telling how many respondents
are represented.

80,553
82,238
83,004
84,675

None (47%)

85,539
83,179
86,938

Yellow Belt (7.6%)

89,377
91,889
93,558
95,431

Green Belt (22.4%)

100,580
103,923
104,974
107,801

Black Belt (18.3%)

126,311
128,983
130,878
142,080

Master Black Belt (3.5%)

118,393
150,516

Champion (0.7%)

1,29,860
125,542
127,520
143,819
155,143
151,182

Executive (0.4%)
0

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

Average salary
2015
2016

2017

Figure 2 includes results for:
x Full-time employees,   Part-time employees, x U.S. employees,   Canadian employees,
 International employees

For professionals in the U.S.,
the step from Black Belt to
Master Black Belt is lucrative,
taking salaries from $107,801
for the former to $142,080
for the latter, a difference
of $34,279.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - December 2017

Seen and Heard
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Expert Answers
Career Coach
The Next Rung
Titles and Take-Home
Certification Certainty
Six Sigma Satisfaction
Stay the Course
Maintenance Makeover
Confronting Confusion
Standard Issues
Statistics Spotlight
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
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