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Master Scheduler Salary

For Master Schedulers, yearly average wages total $66K annually. Compensation ranges between $40K and $109K per year. Total cash earnings of Master Schedulers range from $40K on the low end to $109K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Master Schedulers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Master Schedulers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,562 - $101,212
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,073
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$12.95 - $65.62
(Median)
$13
$20
$66
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,562 - $101,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,493  
Profit Sharing
$766 - $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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$39,707 - $109,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $65.62  
   
Overtime
$16.44 - $72.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,493  
   
Profit Sharing
$766 - $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).
)
$39,707 - $109,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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, progressing to a Supply Chain Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Supply Chain Manager can earn $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, 36 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Lean Manufacturing, Job Scheduling, and Strategic Planning. 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.


For many Master Schedulers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Master Schedulers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $81K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Orlando offers some of the highest pay in the country for Master Schedulers, 73 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+41 percent), Denver (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), and Minneapolis (+28 percent). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Dallas and 4 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

Primavera P6
up arrow 79%




SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
up arrow 13%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%




Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 290 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%