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    IndustrialGB
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    At the beginning of 2008 my company sent me to Green Belt training.  In the remainder of 2008 I completed two certified projects (okay’d by the company black belt) whose combined annualized savings was $600,000 with no capital investment.  My annual review is coming up and I need to know what a typical company would offer an employee such as myself for doing such things.  Six sigma is new to the company, in fact I was in the first group of people selected to train and the only one who recieved certification so far.  We only have one black belt at the corporate office as well.  So there is precedent being set, but I feel like they have low balled all my promotions and increases in the past I do not want that this time.  I would like to come prepared.
    Also, there is talk of adding another black belt position as well.  What would be an average starting salary or ball park for a younger black belt?
    Thanks in advance.

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    #179126

    Pal
    Participant

    Hi IndustrialGB – try searching for “salary survey” on this site.  iSixSigma conducts an annual survey that you may find informative. 

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    #179129

    IndustrialGB
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply.  I did look at a couple salary surveys and there is good information out there for BB, MBB, Champion and Deployment Leaders, which is good if I get the BB job, let’s hope for that.
    In the mean time, I just can’t seem to find any relevant data on Managers/Supervisors who are Green Belts as well.  I need to know when they were certified and completed project how they were compensated; what the % hike in salary was because of their new certification.

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    #179131

    w. g. miller
    Member

    You can use survey results to see if your suspicions about being underpaid are reasonable, but keep that information to yourself.  If you think you will get a larger salary increase by waving survey results in your management’s face, think again.  The more likely result is that you will be tagged a “whiner”.
    If you feel you are being shortchanged at your present company, my advice to you is to look for another position.
    W. G. Miller
     

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    #179143

    Kluttz
    Member

    I don’t think I’ve worked with a company that had specific salary differential for GB certification.  It’s more typical to see one-time bonuses upon project completion (based upon overall savings) or after final certification.
    Regardless, rather than trying to use your certification to get a raise, you’d be better off leveraging the success of your projects to have your company send you to BB training.  You’d be significantly better off (financially & professionally) over the mid-to-long term with a BB cert rather than 2% salary bump right now. 

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    #179147

    Nolan
    Participant

    IGB, try to keep a perspective here. You are very fortunate to have a job right now. Many don’t and many more won’t. So I suggest you not get too aggressive right now. Use these skills to assure you are not one of those to go.

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    #179152

    Camilleri
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    IGB, I totally agree with Les.  I was in your exact same position a few years ago.  I was one of the first in my company (a major telecommunication company) to take the GB and BB training.  I ran a few projects and then became a coach to other project leaders.  Cut to August of this year and the compay decided to significantly scale back their SS team (to zero) and I was out of a job.  Now I was lucky to find something else within 3 months but many of my former colleagues are still unemployed.

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    #179156

    Laila Tov
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    I received a 10% salary increase when I became a Green Belt. I was also made the Quality Manager, and am currently using Six Sigma in all my improvments and analysis. It is more difficult for me to figure out how much I saved the company, because there are so many variables. However my review is also coming up very soon. I should expect more than a 5% salary increase because of my improvements, but with this economy I have no intention of saying anything at all if I’m not happy with it. I think I am just happy to have completed my first year in this position and to still have a job…

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