Production Scheduler Salary
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.Read More...
A successful production scheduler has good computer skills and a basic knowledge of scheduling in production. They must possess excellent organizational skills to manage daily and weekly master schedules, and they also must have effective communication skills. In many businesses, production schedulers must multitask and move workers and materials around to meet deadlines and customer needs. They are also responsible for meeting production goals and should expect to form action plans and maintain visibility on the floor to promote success among workers.
Production schedulers also analyze past and present data to generate reports and create more effective schedules. While production schedulers typically have set hours, they are usually on-call in case of production problems that need to be resolved immediately.
Production schedulers typically need at least an associate’s degree in management or a relevant field; a bachelor's degree may be preferred. Experience in the production industry is beneficial, and knowledge of management resource planning (MRP) is expected.
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
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
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).