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Master Scheduler Salary

Median pay for Master Schedulers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K annually. Earnings generally vary between $40K and $110K per year. In the world of Master Schedulers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $40K and $110K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Master Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Master Schedulers (63 percent) survey respondents are male. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,313 - $101,218
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,313 - $101,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,196  
Profit Sharing
$897 - $9,910  
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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$39,723 - $109,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,112
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $64.90  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $73.19  
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 - $8,196  
   
Profit Sharing
$897 - $9,910  
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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$39,723 - $109,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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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Many Master Schedulers move into a Materials Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Materials Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Master Schedulers.

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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 Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 80 percent, 32 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Lean Manufacturing, Job Scheduling, and Strategic Planning. 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.


For Master Schedulers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Master Schedulers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $74K. As Master Schedulers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Master Schedulers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Master Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+37 percent), Minneapolis (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), and Houston (+26 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (10 percent lower) and Tulsa (8 percent lower).

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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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National Average
$66,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%