Production Scheduler Salary (United States)

The average Production Scheduler in the United States earns approximately $45,706 annually. Compensation ranges from $30,831 on the low end to $66,969 per year on the high end. Overall cash income ranges from $35,166 near the bottom to $69,266) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $5,526 from bonuses and $4,992 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 51 percent. The majority of Production Schedulers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,166 - $69,266
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MEDIAN: $48,812
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Production Scheduler Salary (?
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$12.12 - $23.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,166 - $69,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,526  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $4,992  
Total Pay (?
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$30,831 - $66,969  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,017
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
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$12.12 - $23.10  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $34.49  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $4,992  
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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$30,831 - $66,969  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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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 earn an additional $37K per year. Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers are common next-step roles for Production Schedulers moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $18,973 or $15,748, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler

Production Schedulers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning (SAP PP), Project Management, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 8 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) are also skilled in Scheduling and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Job Scheduling are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Production Schedulers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, pay rises to approximately $48K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. Salaries grow more slowly as Production Schedulers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $55K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, a majority land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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For Production Schedulers, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Other big spenders include Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle, and Milwaukee, top-paying cities where Production Schedulers see paychecks higher than average (+25 percent, +23 percent, +21 percent, and +15 percent). Production Schedulers in Green Bay report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—27 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Grand Rapids (-19 percent) and Fort Worth (-4 percent).

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Experience Affects Production Scheduler Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Inventory Control
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$46,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 324 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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