Master Scheduler Salary

Earnings for Master Schedulers in the United States come in at around $67K per year on average. Pay ranges from $40K on the low end to $108K per year on the high end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Master Schedulers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Master Schedulers (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,792 - $100,502
(Median)
$46K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,329
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$13.05 - $64.14
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$64
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,792 - $100,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,731  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $10,137  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$40,290 - $107,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $64.14  
   
Overtime
$16.03 - $77.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,731  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $10,137  
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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$40,290 - $107,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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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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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 $83K per year. A more likely transition for Master Schedulers is Materials Manager or Operations Manager.

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Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Master Schedulers report using 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 56 percent, 38 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Master Schedulers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. Master Schedulers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,434

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

For Master Schedulers, busy Orlando offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+29 percent), Houston (+26 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Tulsa (10 percent less).

Master Scheduler Reviews

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
$67,000


Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

Primavera P6
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Forecasting
up arrow 9%

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 9%


Production Management
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National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Scheduling
up arrow 4%




Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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