Welcome to the Download Page of the Scrum Master Salary Report
The Scrum Master Salary Report is the first global report of its kind, based on the replies from 523 individuals, from Australia to the United States, gathered in the time-frame from February 1st to May 1st, 2017.
The purpose of this anonymous poll is to create a clear, data-backed benchmark that allows everyone in the agile community to get an understanding whether her or his compensation is adequate.
The report will cover Scrum Master as well as Agile Coaches, both employed and freelancing.
To generate an acceptable first report, we will need at least 500 answers. A larger sample would allow providing more detailed insights, though.
Update June 8th, 2017
When we started the survey, I thought that we would collect data until May 1st, and have the report available by the end of May. That turned out to be a bit too optimistic given that four people are involved in creating the survey.
Therefore, we like to share in advance some of the findings from the 2017 Scrum Master Salary Report:
Women have astounding chances and salary possibilities in the field. (We could not identify a gender pay gap.)
The United States is the highest paying country for Scrum Masters, while India is the lowest.
Without some form of certification, getting into the career path is almost impossible.
Additional education has no effect on salary.
Some form of previous experience is often a prerequisite.
If you are in for the money, become a freelancer.
We are working hard to make the report available by the end of June—and we kindly ask for your patience… 🙏
The Scrum Master Salary Report will become an application: As we keep getting new replies—we have already more than 650 as of today—we are planning to turn the report into a small application you can query yourself.
Update May 1st, 2017
Things went much better than anticipated:
We gathered 523 replies which will provide the data for a relevant survey.
I expect that the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017 will be available by the end of May.
The next goal is to extend this dataset and build an application on top of it that is available for free, the Scrum Master Salary Calculator.
Peer Recruiting is the new hiring: Shortly, all creative, technology-based organizations will need to abandon the command & control structures that served the industrial world of the 20th century so well. Instead, they will reorganize themselves around autonomous teams to deal with the complexity and pace of innovation of the 21st century.
In such an agile world, recruiting will become a team decision, and the role of the human resources department will change into a supportive one. Recruiters will need to become servant leaders or facilitators, guiding the peer recruiting process.
The following guide to peer recruiting is based on my experience in participating in the recruiting of such team members with Scrum-related roles over the last five years. This first article will cover the Scrum master role.
Scrum Master Hiring: Demand Creates Supply and the Job Market for Agile Practitioners is No Exception
Maybe, “Agile” in general is a management fad and not trend at the moment. But what we can say for sure is that Scrum has become very popular for software development purposes. A seasoned Scrum master is nowadays in high demand. And that demand causes the market-entry of new professionals from other project management branches, probably believing that reading one or two Scrum books will be sufficient.
If you are looking to fill a position for a Scrum master (or agile coach) in your organization, you may find the following 38 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate. They are derived from my ten years of practical experience with XP as well as Scrum, serving both as Product owner and Scrum master as well as interviewing dozens of Scrum master candidates on behalf of my clients.