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Working As A Master Scheduler

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Master Scheduler Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Master Scheduler

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Master Scheduler Career Paths

Master Scheduler
Material Manager Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Senior Manager-Supply Chain Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Operations Manager Vice President
Supply Chain Vice President
17 Yearsyrs
Material Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Management
11 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Senior Production Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manager Purchasing Manager
Materials Director
12 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Planner Senior Buyer
Senior Manager, Procurement
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer
Manager Of Purchasing & Materials
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Production Planner Senior Buyer
Materials Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Production Control Supervisor
Production Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Planner Planning Manager
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Control Supervisor Production Control Manager
Production And Inventory Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Procurement Agent Supply Chain Specialist
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Supply Chain Consultant
Supply Chain Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Planner Planning Manager Demand Planning Manager
Plans And Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Quality Control Manager Production Control Manager
Materials Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Specialist Planning Specialist Logistics Analyst
Logistics Lead
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Material Scheduler 4.4 years
Planner/Scheduler 4.4 years
Production Planner 4.2 years
Senior Scheduler 4.1 years
Master Scheduler 4.0 years
Master Planner 3.7 years
Materials Planner 3.7 years
Scheduler Lead 3.4 years
Top Careers Before Master Scheduler
Scheduler 6.1%
Planner 6.0%
Buyer 5.7%
Top Careers After Master Scheduler
Scheduler 4.9%
Planner 4.5%
Buyer 4.2%
Manager 2.9%

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Master Scheduler Demographics

Gender

Male

58.4%

Female

33.7%

Unknown

7.9%
Ethnicity

White

65.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.1%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.2%

German

8.1%

Portuguese

5.8%

Chinese

4.7%

Japanese

4.7%

Mandarin

4.7%

Dutch

2.3%

French

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Italian

2.3%

Irish

1.2%

Finnish

1.2%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Tigrinya

1.2%

Ilocano

1.2%

Aramaic

1.2%

Amharic

1.2%

Cheyenne

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%
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Master Scheduler Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.9%

San Jose State University

6.7%

Michigan State University

5.7%

Pennsylvania State University

5.5%

Arizona State University

5.0%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.3%

Northeastern University

3.8%

George Washington University

3.6%

Purdue University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

Western Michigan University

3.6%

Portland State University

3.3%

Ball State University

3.3%

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2.9%

Bowling Green State University

2.9%

Ohio State University

2.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

2.9%

San Diego State University

2.9%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.9%

Utah State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

49.5%

Management

7.3%

Supply Chain Management

4.9%

Accounting

4.4%

Operations Management

4.1%

Project Management

3.5%

Marketing

3.0%

Finance

3.0%

Industrial Engineering

2.7%

Computer Science

2.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.9%

Industrial Technology

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Economics

1.6%

Psychology

1.6%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%

Mechanical Engineering

1.5%

General Studies

1.5%

Education

1.4%

Computer Information Systems

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.8%

Masters

21.9%

Other

17.0%

Associate

9.9%

Certificate

3.4%

Diploma

0.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Master Scheduler make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Master Scheduler in the United States is $77,199 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $55,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $106,000.

Real Master Scheduler Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Master Scheduler FMC Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Nov 24, 2015 $105,800 -
$155,879
Master Scheduler III FMC Technologies Inc. Houston, TX Oct 12, 2010 $100,457
Master Scheduler Consultant Dell USA LP Austin, TX Dec 01, 2011 $99,614
Master Scheduler FMC Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 24, 2012 $94,215 -
$115,152
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 16, 2014 $92,144
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 20, 2014 $92,144
Master Scheduler Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Dec 21, 2015 $88,721 -
$112,455
Supervisor, Master Scheduling and Planning Cameron International Corporation New Iberia, LA Oct 01, 2014 $88,360
Master Scheduler Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 12, 2015 $87,355 -
$112,455
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. Mount Vernon, OH Sep 06, 2014 $86,520
Master Scheduler Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. OH Feb 26, 2015 $86,520
Master Scheduler Consultant Dell Products LP Austin, TX Oct 01, 2010 $85,000 -
$114,100
Senior Master Scheduler World Class Workforce LLC Millington, MD Sep 25, 2016 $85,000
Specialist, Master Scheduler Flowserve U.S. Inc. Chesapeake, VA Sep 10, 2012 $80,002
Master Scheduler Honeywell International Inc. Richardson, TX Dec 20, 2010 $80,000
Master Scheduler Consultant Dell USA LP Austin, TX Dec 01, 2011 $80,000
Master Scheduler (Aerospace Product Line) Icore International, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Nov 01, 2009 $78,468
Master Scheduler (Aerospace Product Line) Icore International, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA Oct 31, 2010 $78,468
Master Scheduler Advisor Dell Products LP Nashville, TN Sep 30, 2010 $76,484
Master Scheduler Advisor Dell USA LP Nashville, TN Sep 30, 2010 $76,484
Senior Master Scheduler World Class Workforce LLC Columbia, MD Jul 02, 2014 $76,000
Master Scheduler Labinal, LLC Everett, WA May 20, 2015 $69,076 -
$81,790
Master Scheduler Daniel Measurement and Control, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 11, 2013 $68,453 -
$86,356
Master Scheduler Labinal, Inc. Everett, WA Sep 19, 2013 $67,900 -
$84,288
Master Scheduler II Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP Atlanta, GA Oct 11, 2012 $67,767 -
$73,000
Master Scheduler Ra-Lin & Associates, Inc. Carrollton, GA Jan 06, 2016 $67,500
Master Scheduler EMD Chemicals Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 19, 2010 $67,117

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Top Skills for A Master Scheduler

  1. Production Capacity
  2. Raw Materials
  3. Project Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Create the manufacturing Master Schedule based on multiple site customer delivery requirements, production capacity and scheduling constraints.
  • Perform Demand Trends Analysis and evaluate its consequences on E&O Itemization on FG's, Raw Materials and Components.
  • Developed data collection process to gather information across Research and Development, Field Engineering, and Project Management operations.
  • Scheduled company-wide fabrication, assembly and subcontractors and performed planning implementation using Oriole Respond and MRP II software.
  • Transitioned customer service to California in May 2001 and completed documentation of the process documentation metrics.

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