Associate Scrum Master

Learn about the day-to-day tasks, necessary skills, and salary potential of an associate scrum master. Discover statistics on industry growth, weekly hours, and areas of employment.

Overview

Associate scrum masters assist with implementing the scrum process within project teams. They help coordinate sprint sessions, meetings, and reviews, ensuring all team members are up-to-date with the project goals and developments. They oversee product’s lifecycle from planning stages to its release, and act as the main point of contact between scrum teams, product management, and the necessary stakeholders.

These professionals are also responsible for monitoring project performance, quality, development speed, and its current objectives – providing team members and stakeholders with regular updates. Such information is also used to identify and alleviate any obstacles in the scrum process.

As a subsect of project managers, associate scrum masters can expect employment growth within the next five years – with a projected 6.2% job growth, according to SEEK statistics.

Key Skills

  • Strong leadership skills for coaching teams through the scrum process
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills for managing teams, external departments, and stakeholders
  • Sharp attention to detail; able to pinpoint barriers an ineffective workflows in the scrum process
  • Thorough knowledge of the scrum framework, its values, and principles
  • Adaptability and agility; able to redirect a project according to changing client needs or circumstances
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating project progress, performance, and outcomes

Quick Facts

Associate scrum masters can find work in most regions of Australia, with New South Wales  currently holding the largest share of workers. Weekly salary potential is currently higher ($1,660) than the all job average ($1,460) with plenty of opportunity for full-time work.

Salary Range

$73,000 – $146,000 (Median: $106,000)*

*Source: Payscale

Average Weekly Hours

43 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*

*Source: Job Outlook

Main Industries

Public Administration and Safety; Construction; and Education and Training

Most Common Qualification Level

31.4% hold a Bachelor’s Degree

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*Sources: payscale.com.au and joboutlook.gov.au – All information is to be used as a guide only, and are accurate at the time of publication.