Production Schedulers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Total incomes of Production Schedulers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $69K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Men working as Production Schedulers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Production Schedulers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,648 - $71,761
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,079
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$13.38 - $23.93
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,648 - $71,761  
   
Bonus
$797 - $5,850  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,744  
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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$32,646 - $69,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 859
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$20.69 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$797 - $5,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,744  
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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$32,646 - $69,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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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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There are some Production Schedulers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Supply Chain Managers, where earnings are an average $82K annually. 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 $18K and $15K, 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 SAP Production Planning, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Project Management, and Materials Requirement Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Purchasing, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. For Production Schedulers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,716

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Production Schedulers will find that Sheboygan offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+26 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Grand Rapids. Employers in Los Angeles and Elgin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Production Scheduler Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Scheduler?

Production Scheduler in Sidney:
"Production Scheduler."
Pros: People I work with are great, funny, loving people. They are quick to help me figure out what I need to do if I get stuck. It is never boring. My customers are understanding and work with me to get things done. We have formed relationships. Suppliers are great and usually care deeply if we are having issues. Delivery is mostly on time. We have room for improvement but there is no great pressure to do it all in one day. Gradual improvement is all they ask.
Cons: Complicated process are hard to learn without a lot of notes, guidance and practice. I wish we had some classes to take on the software and processes, but generally it is all trial and error.

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
$48,000


Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries


SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Project Management
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Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Microsoft Project
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Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
0%

National Average
$48,000

Scheduling
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Job Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Purchasing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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