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Six Sigma Payoff

Summary: Results of the 2001 Quality Progress Salary Survey show it pays to have Six Sigma training. Salaries of quality professionals with Six Sigma training average as much as 50.6 percent more than those without training. The survey reports 13.2 percent of U.S. respondents have some form of Six Sigma training, up from 8.6 percent in 2000, and for most, their compensation increased. Compensation differences vary according to job title and level of training. Quality managers who are champions earn 32.1 percent more than those without training. While there were fewer Canadian respondents in 2001 than in 2000, the percentage with Six Sigma training remained steady at 7 percent. A sidebar article explains the survey methodology.

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  • Topics: Certification Preparation, Six Sigma, Quality Management
  • Keywords: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB),Compensation,Six Sigma,Surveys,Quality management (QM)
  • Author: Phillips-Donaldson, Debbie
  • Journal: Six Sigma Forum Magazine