Master Scheduler Salary

Master Schedulers in the United States pull down an average of $66K annually. Earnings generally vary between $40K and $108K per year. Final cash compensation to Master Schedulers varies from around $40K to approximately $108K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Master Schedulers are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,917 - $100,119
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,353
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$12.88 - $64.13
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$13
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$64
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,917 - $100,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,756  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $10,067  
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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$39,696 - $107,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $64.13  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $74.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$745 - $10,067  
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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$39,696 - $107,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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.

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Master Schedulers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Supply Chain Manager. The average Supply Chain Manager brings home $83K per year.

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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, 37 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Lean Manufacturing, Strategic Planning, and Job Scheduling. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. On average, Master Schedulers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Master Scheduler with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Master Schedulers in Orlando enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), Washington (+29 percent), and Houston (+25 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Employers in Tulsa and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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
$66,000


Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

Primavera P6
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SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$66,000

Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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