Production Scheduler Salary

Production Schedulers earn around $49K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in Sheboygan, offering approximately $65K at the median. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+27 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Milwaukee (+15 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,727 - $68,017
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,315
10%
50%
90%

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$12.54 - $22.94
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,727 - $68,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,198  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,567 - $65,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$888 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,567 - $65,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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Job Description for Production Scheduler

Production schedulers are responsible for coordinating and developing production schedules on a daily or weekly basis to meet goals. They take stock of inventory levels and facilitate providing necessary materials and components. Sometimes, production schedulers are also responsible for managing product delivery to customers.

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Production Scheduler Tasks

  • Efficiently assign production to minimize company costs and meet delivery deadlines.
  • Monitor production process and implement process improvements.
  • Schedule the production process and production departments by material, employee and equipment availability.

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Production Schedulers sometimes assume positions such as Supply Chain Managers. That role pays $83K per year on average. Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers are common next-step roles for Production Schedulers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Master Schedulers is $19K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Manufacturing Production Managers.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Production Schedulers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, SAP Production Planning, Project Management, and Materials Requirement Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management and Customer Service. Those proficient in Materials Requirement Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Scheduling. Most people experienced in Job Scheduling also know Microsoft Excel and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Production Schedulers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. On average, Production Schedulers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.

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What is it like working as a Production Scheduler?

Production Scheduler in Essex Junction:
Pros: I enjoy the variety of different challenges I see every day. Keeps me on my toes and I never get bored!
Cons: Needing to give people tasks with no control or authority to see that they do.

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Experience Affects Production Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries

Microsoft Project
up arrow 11%



Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
0%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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