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 $107K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Master Schedulers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $107K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Master Schedulers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,955 - $100,140

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$12.81 - $64.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,955 - $100,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,424  
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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$39,776 - $107,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $64.07  
   
Overtime
$15.31 - $74.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,424  
   
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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$39,776 - $107,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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' 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 report using a large range 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 23 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Strategic Planning, Lean Manufacturing, and Job Scheduling. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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 a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. Master Schedulers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median 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 Los Angeles (+35 percent), Denver (+32 percent), Washington (+31 percent), and Houston (+25 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tulsa and Dallas (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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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 267 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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