Lean Six Sigma Black Belts earn an average of $83,107 per year, not including bonuses.
After several years of relatively flat numbers, the average worldwide Lean Six Sigma Black Belt salary rose to $83,107, up 5 percent over the previous year (Figure 4).
Since the 2004 report, the overall trend has been upward, with Lean Six Sigma Black Belts experiencing an average increase of 19 percent.
In a surprising turn of events, Lean Six Sigma Black Belts in Latin America, who historically have been among the lowest paid BBs around the world, reported the highest average annual salary at $103,500. Although this number represents a dramatic doubling over last year’s average annual salary, the small number of BB respondents in that region prohibit making too much of this increase.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belts employed in the United States and Europe earn average annual salaries of $92,157 and $76,944, respectively. In contrast, Lean Six Sigma Black Belts employed in India average $30,577 a year.
In the United States, Lean Six Sigma Black Belts working in the Western subregion reported the highest average salary at $95,648.
- Those in the Northeast states earn $92,394 in annual pay.
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt working in the Central and Southern subregions reported an average salary of approximately $90,000 a year.
- The differences among subregional average salaries, however, are not statistically significant.
And that doesn’t include the bonuses that Lean Six Sigma Black Belts can expect.