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Production Scheduler Salary

Pay for Production Schedulers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Final cash compensation to Production Schedulers varies from around $31K to approximately $66K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $5K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Production Schedulers (50 percent) survey respondents. Most Production Schedulers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,101 - $68,288
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MEDIAN: $48,839
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$12.25 - $22.90
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,101 - $68,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,363  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,042  
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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$30,968 - $65,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 984
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $33.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,363  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,042  
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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$30,968 - $65,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Production Schedulers move into roles as Supply Chain Managers, where pay is an average $83K per year. Production Schedulers typically move into roles as Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers, and those positions pay $19K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Production Schedulers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SAP Production Planning, Inventory Control, and Materials Requirement Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Most people who know Job Scheduling also know Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Materials Requirement Planning also know Scheduling and Microsoft Excel.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. For Production Schedulers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Production Schedulers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Production Schedulers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+29 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Houston (+22 percent), and San Diego (+22 percent). Production Schedulers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Production Schedulers in Green Bay bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Fort Worth and Dallas (14 percent lower and 2 percent lower, 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



Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 4%

Job Scheduling
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Project
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 305 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
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%