Master Scheduler Salary (United States)

Annual pay for Master Schedulers in the United States typically comes in around $66,371 per year. The range in pay spans from $40,559 to $110,277 per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The greater part enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Master Scheduler Salary (?
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$45,035 - $101,041
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MEDIAN: $65,747
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Master Scheduler Salary (?
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$13.01 - $64.63
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$45,035 - $101,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,314  
Profit Sharing
$959 - $9,978  
Total Pay (?
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$40,559 - $110,277  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $64.63  
   
Overtime
$16.44 - $74.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$959 - $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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$40,559 - $110,277  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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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For Master Schedulers, career progression may result in somewhat stagnant compensation. Typically, a Materials Manager, an upper-level role, will earn an amount similar to those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Master Scheduler

Master Schedulers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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, 26 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Strategic Planning, Lean Manufacturing, 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.
Master Schedulers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $55K, increasing to $69K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. After a couple decades on the job, Master Schedulers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $79K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Irvine
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Minneapolis
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Everett
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National Average
$66,000
Dallas
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Tulsa
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For Master Schedulers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Other big spenders include Denver, Irvine, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, top-paying cities where Master Schedulers see paychecks higher than average (+36 percent, +34 percent, +28 percent, and +27 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 15 percent below the national average. Pittsburgh and Tulsa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -11 percent and -10 percent, respectively.

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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)
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National Average
$66,000
Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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