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Six Sigma Black Belt Average Salary in Malaysia 2023

How much money does a person working as Six Sigma Black Belt make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
8,670 MYR
( 104,000 MYR yearly)


A person working as Six Sigma Black Belt in Malaysia typically earns around 8,670 MYR per month. Salaries range from 4,250 MYR (lowest) to 13,500 MYR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Six Sigma Black Belt salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Six Sigma Black Belt Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia Six Sigma Black Belt monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
8,040 MYR or more
10% of people earn
7,100 to 8,040 MYR
20% of people earn
5,040 MYR or less
65% of people earn
5,040 to 7,100 MYR
Minimum Salary
4,250 MYR
8,080 MYR
13,500 MYR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Six Sigma Black Belt salaries in Malaysia range from 4,250 MYR per month (starting salary) to 13,500 MYR per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,080 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Six Sigma Black Belt(s) are earning less than 8,080 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,080 MYR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Six Sigma Black Belt(s) are earning less than 6,610 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,610 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Six Sigma Black Belt(s) are earning less than 9,240 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,240 MYR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 5,040 MYR to 7,100 MYR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 5,040 MYR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 7,100 MYR to 8,040 MYR. Only 5% of people grossed 8,040 MYR or more.

Six Sigma Black Belt Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Six Sigma Black Belt average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
5,040 MYR
2 - 5 Years+29%
6,470 MYR
5 - 10 Years+38%
8,930 MYR
10 - 15 Years+24%
11,100 MYR
15 - 20 Years+7%
11,900 MYR
20+ Years+7%
12,600 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia Six Sigma Black Belt
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Six Sigma Black Belt salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 5,040 MYR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,470 MYR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,930 MYR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Six Sigma Black Belt whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,100 MYR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,900 MYR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,600 MYR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Six Sigma Black Belt Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Six Sigma Black Belt(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Six Sigma Black Belt average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

Bachelor's Degree
6,290 MYR
Master's Degree+60%
10,100 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Malaysia Six Sigma Black Belt
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Six Sigma Black Belt salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 6,290 MYR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 10,100 MYR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Six Sigma Black Belt

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Six Sigma Black Belt monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Six Sigma Black Belt employees in Malaysia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,950 MYR
8,270 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Six Sigma Black Belt Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Six Sigma Black Belt(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Six Sigma Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Six Sigma Black Belt Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Six Sigma Black Belt
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"Six Sigma Black Belt" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Six Sigma Black Belt Salary Trend and Forecast in Malaysia

How are Six Sigma Black Belt salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
7,690 MYR
Average Salary 2020+4%
7,980 MYR
Average Salary 2021+3%
8,200 MYR
Average Salary 2022+2%
8,360 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Six Sigma Black Belt salaries in Malaysia are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Six Sigma Black Belt Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia

50 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 50 MYR. This means that the average Six Sigma Black Belt in Malaysia earns approximately 50 MYR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Six Sigma Black Belt' in Malaysia is 25 MYR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Six Sigma Black Belt VS Other Jobs

8,670 MYR
6,100 MYR
6,590 MYR
Average Salary
Six Sigma Black Belt
Average Salary
Quality Control and Compliance
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Six Sigma Black Belt is 42% more than that of Quality Control and Compliance. Also, Quality Control and Compliance salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Control and Compliance monthly Malaysia
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Approval Team Manager7,680 MYR-11%
Assistant Quality Manager7,490 MYR-14%
Document Control Officer3,020 MYR-65%
Document Control Specialist3,860 MYR-55%
HACCP Coordinator3,690 MYR-57%
Inspection Supervisor6,580 MYR-24%
Internal Compliance Officer4,120 MYR-52%
Product Complaints Associate4,520 MYR-48%
Product Owner7,320 MYR-16%
QMS Coordinator4,680 MYR-46%
Quality and Safety Site Leader7,360 MYR-15%
Quality Assurance Administrator6,410 MYR-26%
Quality Assurance Analyst7,580 MYR-13%
Quality Assurance Executive10,000 MYR+15%
Quality Assurance Inspector6,850 MYR-21%
Quality Assurance Manager11,300 MYR+30%
Quality Assurance Specialist6,950 MYR-20%
Quality Assurance Technician3,760 MYR-57%
Quality Assurance Tester3,810 MYR-56%
Quality Control Analyst6,580 MYR-24%
Quality Control Auditor5,920 MYR-32%
Quality Control Chemist7,500 MYR-13%
Quality Control Coordinator4,410 MYR-49%
Quality Control Engineer4,190 MYR-52%
Quality Control Supervisor7,510 MYR-13%
Quality Data Analyst6,310 MYR-27%
Quality Director10,600 MYR+22%
Quality Improvement Coordinator4,410 MYR-49%
Quality Manager11,200 MYR+29%
Quality Surveyor6,140 MYR-29%
Quality Trainer7,050 MYR-19%
Six Sigma Black Belt8,670 MYR+0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang8,170 MYR
Ipoh8,890 MYR
Johor Bahru8,840 MYR
Klang7,940 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,880 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,770 MYR
Kuching8,280 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,730 MYR
Shah Alam9,010 MYR
Subang Jaya7,900 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Six Sigma Black Belt in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 8,080 MYR and 9,240 MYR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Six Sigma Black Belt in Malaysia is ranges from 6,610 MYR to 9,240 MYR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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