Agile Scrum Master Salary Range

A detailed analysis of the salary of a scrum master

Around 43% of the companies claim to be using agile methods in their organizations. The remaining 57% use agile in minor sections or not at all.

With an increasing number of companies adopting Agile methods, there is an ever-growing increase of agile specialists, like Scrum Master. The following Google Trends report shows the interest in a Scrum Master occupation in the US in the past year. The average scrum master salary is $87,000.

Agile Scrum Master Salary Range

Scrum Master Career Path After Getting a Scrum Master Certification

The designations, pay, and requirements may vary company to company, but the basic role remains the same. These factors may also depend on the level of experience that the scrum master has.

Let’s have a look at certified scrum master salary based on their experience.

Experience Scrum Master Salary Range(in USD)
< 1 60,000 - 67,000
1-4 years 67,000 - 81,000
5-9 years 81,000 - 103,000
10-20 years 103,000 - 116,000
20+ years > 116,000

Top Job Opportunities for Scrum Master

The salary of a scrum master may vary from company to company depending on their roles and experience. The top companies hiring scrum masters, are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Humana, Inc., Fannie Mae Corporation and Accenture Technology Solutions.

Let’s have a look at the scrum master salary ranges in these companies.

Company Salary per annum(in USD)
Humana, Inc 73,000 - 91,000
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc 71,000 - 93,000
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) 75,000 - 102,000
Fannie Mae Corporation 82,000 - 97,000
Accenture Technology Solutions 88,000 - 111,000

What’s the Future Scope for Scrum Master?

With an increasing number of companies adopting agile methods, the demand for a Scrum Master will only increase. Once you become a Scrum Master, you can shift your job role to a Product Owner or even get promoted to Manager.

There are many agile-based roles, such as agile coach, certified scrum master, certified professional scrum master, and many more, some of which you can easily migrate to while others require specific certification.

FAQs on Agile Scrum Master

 

According to PayScale, the average scrum master salary in the US is $87,000.

Being certified in any field guarantees you better pay and more opportunities. The skill you have actually to implement the skills learned during certification is also a major driving factor.

At the entry-level, scrum masters do get paid more than software engineers. However, with increased experience, they both get paid almost the same amount.

In countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, the demand for scrum masters is quite high. They’re also paid well in these countries compared to other countries.

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    Why take up Agile Scrum Master Course?

    With ever increasing need for high priority requests in projects and consistency in deliverables, Agile project management with scrum practices has allowed enterprises to create cross-functional teams to deliver projects incrementally. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum practices are understood and enacted in an enterprise set up.

    Today, Agile is not just limited to software development, but it is being applied across all industry sectors and in various types of projects. Scrum is the most widely used Agile methodology, and this Agile Scrum Master certification is ideal for professionals who belong to IT and Project Management domains.

    After completing your Agile Scrum Master training, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of:

    • Concepts of Agile and Scrum, especially “Agile way of Thinking”
    • Scrum Master role
    • Agile Estimating, Planning, Monitoring and Control
    • Complex projects such as scaling Agile projects, suitability of Agile, and Agile administration
    • Adopting Agile by introducing Agile, self-organization, Agile requirements, and proper environment

    Job roles that can benefit from Agile Scrum Master training include, but are not limited to:

    • Software Developers
    • Project Team Members
    • Team Leads
    • Architects
    • Project Managers
    • Scrum Team Members
    • Scrum Managers
    • Scrum Masters
    • Teams transitioning to Scrum
    • And any one who is part of it and project management teams working on projects

    There are no pre-requisite criteria to take up Agile Scrum Master examination. But, it is recommended you have 2-3 years of hands-on experience working in project management teams and take up Agile Scrum Master training from an accredited training provider.

    • Multiple choice examination questions
    • 40 questions
    • 26 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
    • 90 minutes’ duration
    • Closed book

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