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Production Scheduler Salary

Production Schedulers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. Cash earnings for Production Schedulers — including $5K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $66K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Production Schedulers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Production Schedulers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,583 - $68,145
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,355
10%
50%
90%

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$12.46 - $23.24
(Median)
$12
$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
$35,583 - $68,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,239  
Profit Sharing
$518 - $4,955  
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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$31,317 - $65,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $23.24  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $34.12  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$518 - $4,955  
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).
)
$31,317 - $65,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 513

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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.

Common Career Paths for Production Scheduler


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While not commonly seen, Production Schedulers who transition into a Supply Chain Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Supply Chain Managers is $83K per year. When Production Schedulers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $16K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Production Schedulers report using a deep pool 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management. Most people skilled in Job Scheduling are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Materials Requirement Planning tend to be well versed in Scheduling and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

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


For Production Schedulers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. Production Schedulers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Production Scheduler with more than 20 years of experience can earn $53K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Production Schedulers, busy Cincinnati offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Production Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Milwaukee (+14 percent). Fort Worth ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Grand Rapids and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Production Scheduler Reviews

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%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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