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Production Scheduler Salary (United States)

For Production Schedulers, annual wages usually total $49K per year. In the world of Production Schedulers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $67K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Production Schedulers (51 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Production Scheduler Salary (?
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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 (?
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  
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
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $23.10  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $34.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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Production Schedulers who advance into the role of a Supply Chain Manager are fairly uncommon. Supply Chain Managers $83K per year. It is quite typical for Production Schedulers to transition into roles as Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers, where reported median earnings are $19K and $16K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler

Production Schedulers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning , Project Management, Materials Requirement Planning , 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 Job Scheduling are also skilled in Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Materials Requirement Planning are, more often than not, also skilled 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.
Production Schedulers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $48K. On average, Production Schedulers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $54K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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For those looking to make money, Production Schedulers in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle, and Milwaukee also offer top salaries for Production Schedulers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 25 percent, 23 percent, 21 percent, and 15 percent more, respectively. 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. Employers in Grand Rapids and Fort Worth also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Scheduling
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Job Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$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%