Master Scheduler Salary

Master Schedulers in the United States take home approximately $66K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $40K, and the top verges on $108K per year. 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 $9K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Master Schedulers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. More than half of Master Schedulers (63 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,757 - $100,337
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$45K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,365
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$12.95 - $64.39
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$21
$64
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,757 - $100,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,730  
Profit Sharing
$738 - $10,090  
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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$39,753 - $107,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,251
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $64.39  
   
Overtime
$15.23 - $74.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,730  
   
Profit Sharing
$738 - $10,090  
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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$39,753 - $107,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 who go on to become Supply Chain Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Supply Chain Managers is $83K annually.

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Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Survey results imply that Master Schedulers deploy a deep pool 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 79 percent, 37 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Lean Manufacturing, Strategic Planning, and Job Scheduling. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


For Master Schedulers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. On average, Master Schedulers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Master Schedulers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Master Schedulers that is 60 percent greater than the national average, Orlando offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Master Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+34 percent), Washington (+31 percent), and Houston (+25 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Tulsa (9 percent lower) and Dallas (8 percent lower).

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
37 %
Male
63 %

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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