Median pay for Master Schedulers in the United States is around $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Master Schedulers varies from around $40K to approximately $104K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $10K, respectively. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Master Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Master Schedulers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,617 - $100,998
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$47K
$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,945
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$13.39 - $58.04
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$58
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,617 - $100,998  
   
Bonus
$780 - $10,766  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $10,000  
Commission
$10,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,171 - $103,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 914
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $58.04  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $71.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$780 - $10,766  
   
Commission
$10,800  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,171 - $103,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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Job Description for Master Scheduler

A master scheduler completes a number of tasks, such as planning rules and modifiers to drive manufacturing software such as MS and MRP, planning and monitoring the cost of projects, preparing schedules with inputs from several prime contract sources, and understanding the work and time involved in planning each activity. The master scheduler is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring products through the complete production cycle.

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Master Scheduler Tasks

  • Coordinate and integrate work package and schedules.
  • Special work around plans and schedules including unforeseen events.
  • Contract line item delivery schedules.

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While not commonly seen, Master Schedulers who transition into a Supply Chain Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Supply Chain Managers is $82K per year. However, Master Schedulers typically graduate to Materials Managers or Operations Managers.

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Master Schedulers flock to Northrop Grumman Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $79K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Master Schedulers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Primavera P6, Suretrak (Primavera), and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 36 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Lean Manufacturing, Job Scheduling, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Scheduler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Master Schedulers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Master Schedulers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,174

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Master Schedulers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+26 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Huntsville (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tulsa.

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What is it like working as a Master Scheduler?

Master Scheduler in Oklahoma City:
"Production Planner."
Pros: The day-to-day challenges involved with keeping everything in line and the meticulous nature with which all details must be approached.
Cons: Feeling unsupported while being expected to serve as a hub of information.

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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries





SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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National Average
$68,000

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Production Management
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Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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