Production Scheduler Salary (United States)

Production Schedulers in the United States usually make around $45,706 annually. Pay ranges from $30,831 on the low end to $66,969 per year on the higher side. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Male Production Schedulers are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 51 percent of the field. For the most part, Production Schedulers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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 (?
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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
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$12.12 - $23.10  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $34.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$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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While Production Schedulers do not often become Supply Chain Managers, the ones that do transition make an extra $37K per year. The most common next step for Production Schedulers is moving into roles as Master Schedulers or Manufacturing Production Managers, where they can expect an extra $18,973 or $15,748 per year.

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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 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. Most people who know Job Scheduling also know Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) also know Scheduling and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

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For Production Schedulers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. At career start, salaries are typically $42K, which grows to $48K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Production Schedulers earning an average of $55K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Production Schedulers that is 43 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle, and Milwaukee, where Production Schedulers typically earn around 25 percent, 23 percent, 21 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Production Schedulers in Green Bay earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers pay around -19 percent in Grand Rapids and -4 percent in Fort Worth, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Production Scheduler Salaries

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$46,000

Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
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Scheduling
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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%