Master Scheduler Salary

Pay for Master Schedulers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. In the world of Master Schedulers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $104K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The majority of Master Schedulers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Master Schedulers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,627 - $102,160
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,218
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50%
90%

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$13.81 - $54.44
$14
$21
$54
MEDIAN: $20.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,627 - $102,160  
   
Bonus
$707 - $11,570  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,926  
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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$40,698 - $104,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $54.44  
   
Overtime
$21.83 - $79.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$707 - $11,570  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,926  
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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$40,698 - $104,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Master Schedulers do move on to become Supply Chain Managers. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $82K per year. Many Master Schedulers go on to become Materials Managers or Operations Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $1K lower and $9K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Master Scheduler


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the most; Master Schedulers earn $80K on average there.

Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Master Schedulers seem to exploit a large range 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 46 percent, 35 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Job Scheduling, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


For Master Schedulers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. On average, Master Schedulers make $77K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,431

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, 34 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+25 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Washington (+23 percent), and Huntsville (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Grand Rapids. Employers in Tulsa and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Master Scheduler Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Master Scheduler

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

▲46%




SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲10%


▲3%

National Average
$68,000



▼3%





Lean Manufacturing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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