Master Scheduler Salary

The average Master Scheduler in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. Total incomes of Master Schedulers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $105K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Master Schedulers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Master Schedulers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$47,968 - $102,236
$48K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,284
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$13.64 - $58.01
$14
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$58
MEDIAN: $20.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,968 - $102,236  
   
Bonus
$818 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $11,491  
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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$40,555 - $104,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $58.01  
   
Overtime
$22.36 - $87.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$818 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $11,491  
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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$40,555 - $104,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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 is somewhat unusual to come across Master Schedulers who move on to become Supply Chain Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $82K. Master Schedulers most often advance into Materials Manager and Operations Manager positions even though the median salaries are $1K lower and $9K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Master Scheduler


Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $80K on average.

Popular Skills for Master Scheduler


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Primavera P6, Suretrak (Primavera), and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 34 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Job Scheduling, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Master Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Master Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Master Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Master Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 379 salaries. An experienced Master Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 418 salaries. A Master Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 169 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,521

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

Irvine is home to an above-average pay rate for Master Schedulers, 55 percent higher than the national average. Master Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+34 percent), Philadelphia (+31 percent), Orlando (+24 percent), and Washington (+23 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Grand Rapids.

Master Scheduler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Master Scheduler?

Master Scheduler in Monroe:
"L & W Engineering."
Pros: Great management. A we not I place of employment, everyone's input is considered. Safety first, everyone goes home at the end of their shift is priority. Culture is calm and teamwork is encouraged.
Cons: The communication between numerous divisions is difficult at times.

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 153 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Master Scheduler Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$69,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Master Scheduler Salaries

▲45%


Data Analysis
▲22%




▲2%

National Average
$69,000


▼4%





Lean Manufacturing
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%
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