Scrum Master Job Opportunities

Your career path as a Scrum Master after getting a Scrum Master Certification

A Scrum Master is the core part of the Scrum team and one of the most in-demand jobs in the United States, according to Glassdoor. Read on to understand what the career path of a Scrum Master looks like.

What the Scrum Master Job Roles Entail

After getting the Scrum Master certification, you don’t have to work as a Scrum Master forever. Once you have enough experience as a Scrum Master, you can advance to other positions, like Agile Coach, Product Owner, or a Scrum Master Mentor. The below table highlights the Scrum Master roles and the years of experience associated with each role.

Designation Years of Experience Salary (USD)
Scrum Master 1-5 59,000 - 80,000
Agile Coach 5-7 85,000 - 1,00,000
Product Owner 7-10 83,000 - 120,000
Scrum Master Mentor 9-12 90,000 - 140,000
Manager 12+ 95,000 - 154,000

Top Job Opportunities for Scrum Master

A Scrum Master is the core part of any Scrum team, and every organization that has Scrum practices need a Scrum Master. Among the top companies hiring Scrum Master across the globe, are the Boeing Company, Bank of America Corp., and JP Morgan and Chase. Let’s look at how much a Scrum Master gets paid in these top companies.

Company Salary (in USD)
Bank of America Corp. 73,000 – 107,000
The Boeing Company 90,000 – 102,000
JP Morgan and Chase 80,000 – 90,000
Accenture 90,000 – 105,000

The Future Scope of Scrum Master

Many companies are adopting Scrum practices, which means that every role on the Scrum team is in-demand. According to the 13th Annual State of Agile Report, over 56% of organizations have adopted Scrum practices. Also, Scrum Master is ranked 6th in the ‘LinkedIn Most Promising Jobs’ in 2017, as we can see in the below chart.

Scrum Master Job Opportunities

FAQs on Scrum Master

 

Software development is the quickest industry to adopt Scrum practices and has the highest demand for Scrum Master. Other sectors where a Scrum Master is in-demand include manufacturing, finance, and consulting.

In the era of Agile, software development alone cannot help companies achieve maximum productivity. The job of a Scrum Master is to guide and direct the software team to increase product quality and improve team collaboration.

The demand for a Scrum Master is the highest in the USA. This is followed by Germany, the Netherlands, India, and the UK.

FAQs on Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

What is the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification?

The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification is a widely recognized credential in the field of Agile and Scrum project management. It validates an individual's expertise in Scrum principles, practices, and ability to facilitate Scrum teams effectively.

Yes, if you don't pass the CSM exam on your first attempt, you can retake it. You will have 90 days to pass the CSM test for free after receiving the initial welcome email from Scrum Alliance that contains the account activation link. Students are also granted two free CSM test tries. If you fail the test twice or finish it beyond 90 days, you must pay a USD 25 test attempt charge.

Scrum Masters are responsible for facilitating Scrum processes, removing obstacles, promoting collaboration, and ensuring that teams adhere to Agile and Scrum principles.

CSM Certification is highly valued in technology, software development, finance, healthcare, and many other industries that benefit from Agile project management.

CSMs can pursue various career paths, including Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner, Project Manager, and Agile transformation and leadership roles.

No, there is generally no time limit for individual questions on the CSM exam. You have 60 minutes to complete the entire exam, which allows you to manage your time.

The CSM exam is available in multiple languages, including but not limited to English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Japanese, to accommodate a diverse global audience.

Typically, you have 90 days from the date of your Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training to complete the CSM exam.

The passing score for the CSM exam is 74%.

The format of the CSM Exam is as follows:

  • Exam Type: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Number of Questions: 50 Questions
  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Passing Score: 74%

CSM Certification enhances your understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies, opening up career opportunities in project management and Agile roles. It can lead to career advancement and increased earning potential.

There are various ways to prepare for the CSM exam, including attending a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training course, self-study using Scrum literature and online resources, and practicing with sample questions and mock exams. It's important to thoroughly review the Scrum Guide, as the exam is based on its content.

The CSM exam is a test administered by Scrum Alliance to assess your knowledge of Scrum principles and practices. Preparing for the exam ensures a solid understanding of Scrum, increasing your chances of passing and earning the CSM certification.

Yes, CSM Training is recognized globally and is offered by Scrum Alliance, a reputable organization in the Agile and Scrum community.

Yes, CSM Training is beneficial for both beginners and experienced Scrum practitioners. It can deepen your understanding and provide practical insights for improving your Scrum-related roles and responsibilities.

CSM Training is typically a two-day course led by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).

CSM Training covers a wide range of topics, including Scrum theory, roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team), Scrum events (sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint review, sprint retrospective), and Scrum artifacts (product backlog, sprint backlog, product increment). It also emphasizes the importance of Agile values and principles.

We provide the hard copy of the CSM courseware for our participants.

There are no prerequisites to attend this Certified Scrum Master Certification. However, a basic understanding of Scrum values, principles, and working knowledge of the overall Scrum process is recommended.

Yes, many CSM-certified professionals work as freelance Scrum Masters or Agile consultants, offering their expertise to organizations seeking Agile and Scrum Guidance.

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