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Master Scheduler Salary

Pay for Master Schedulers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $66K per year. Pay ranges from $40K on the low end to $108K per year on the high end. Total cash compensation to Master Schedulers approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $108K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Master Schedulers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,565 - $100,581
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,176
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$12.98 - $63.98
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$64
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,565 - $100,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,268  
Profit Sharing
$766 - $9,978  
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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$39,733 - $107,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $63.98  
   
Overtime
$16.44 - $72.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$766 - $9,978  
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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$39,733 - $107,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Master Scheduler


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Master Schedulers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Supply Chain Manager. The latter position pays an average of $83K annually.

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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 Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 79 percent, 36 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Lean Manufacturing, Strategic Planning, and Job Scheduling. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. Master Schedulers bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Master Schedulers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 63 percent, Master Schedulers in Orlando receive some of the highest pay in the country. Master Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+41 percent), Denver (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+34 percent), and Minneapolis (+28 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tulsa (10 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

Primavera P6
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 9%



Microsoft Office
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National Average
$66,000

Scheduling
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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