Scrum Master Salaries and Rates in 2024

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Median Salary Expectations:

How statistics are calculated

We count how many offers each candidate received and for what salary. For example, if a Scrum Master with a salary of $4,500 received 10 offers, then we would count him 10 times. If there were no offers, then he would not get into the statistics either.

The graph column is the total number of offers. This is not the number of vacancies, but an indicator of the level of demand. The more offers there are, the more companies try to hire such a specialist. 5k+ includes candidates with salaries >= $5,000 and < $5,500.

Median Salary Expectation – the weighted average of the market offer in the selected specialization, that is, the most frequent job offers for the selected specialization received by candidates. We do not count accepted or rejected offers.

Scrum Master

Facilitates and supports a team’s process of developing a project with Scrum. They function differently than traditional project managers, not because they’re less important, but because they support teams by guiding and coaching them toward a self-managing, self-directing approach. They empower the team to take control of their own process and decision making rather than direct or instruct them. They are responsible for creating and ensuring that the organisation enforces Scrum within both the Scrum team and the broader organisation.

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum team

He or she helps everyone understand Scrum theory and practise Scrum values and rules. The Scrum Master helps the Scrum team’s Product Owner to break down the company’s product vision into a Product Goal and then into smaller Product Backlog items. He or she also facilitates Scrum events that enable the team to collaborate. These events include sprint planning, daily Scrums, sprint-progress reviews and, at the end of the sprint, a review of what was accomplished and a retrospective to discuss ideas for improvement. The Scrum Master also helps the team to remove impediments to their work.

Additionally, the Scrum Master is also an advocate for the team, educating stakeholders on Agile methods while helping them become more open and transparent, and helping to reduce fear and confusion about Agile or Scrum. The Scrum Master:

  • Coaches the team on backlog management and process improvement for more efficient and effective development
  • Coaches the Product Owner on the development process and Agile methods
  • Coaches the organisation on how to better support Scrum
  • Coaches the team in organisational change and its impact on the team
  • Encourages and facilitates feedback from all stakeholders

By creating an environment where team members continuously improve their processes and performance, and where the team’s success touches other teams and departments, Scrum Masters help their organisations to grow and thrive.

Eventually, a Scrum Master will guide the creation of a team that is self-sustaining, routinely delivers value, and embraces ongoing learning and improvement. In this way, the Scrum Master fosters innovation, productivity and success in the world of Agile development.

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