Master Scheduler Salary

The average Master Scheduler in the United States earns approximately $70K per year. In the world of Master Schedulers, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $107K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $11K, respectively. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Master Schedulers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Master Schedulers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,886 - $102,946
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,240
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$13.75 - $60.82
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$0$106K
Salary $47,886 - $102,946
Bonus $823 - $10,161
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $11,401
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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$40,795 - $106,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 900
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $60.82
Overtime $22.33 - $63.42
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $823 - $10,161
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $11,401
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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$40,795 - $106,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 216

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Master Scheduler


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Though not the most common occurrence, Master Schedulers sometimes become Supply Chain Managers, where the average income is $82K per year. More commonly, Master Schedulers become Materials Managers or Operations Managers.

Master Scheduler Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Master Scheduler


Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $80K on average.

Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Primavera P6, Suretrak (Primavera), and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 35 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Job Scheduling, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Master Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 379 salaries. An experienced Master Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 418 salaries. A Master Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 169 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,096

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

For Master Schedulers, busy Irvine offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+35 percent), Philadelphia (+32 percent), Orlando (+25 percent), and Washington (+23 percent). Grand Rapids ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.

Master Scheduler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Master Scheduler?

Master Scheduler in Monroe:
"L & W Engineering."
Pros: Great management. A we not I place of employment, everyone's input is considered. Safety first, everyone goes home at the end of their shift is priority. Culture is calm and teamwork is encouraged.
Cons: The communication between numerous divisions is difficult at times.

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.

Master Scheduler in Mocksville:
"Work flexibility, stress level."
Pros: Working with people and achieving customer satisfaction.
Cons: Long hours.

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Key Stats for Master Scheduler

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

▲46%


Data Analysis
▲23%




▲3%

National Average
$68,000


▼4%





Lean Manufacturing
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%
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