Production Scheduler Salary

Production Schedulers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. The range in cash compensation to Production Schedulers ($31K to $66K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the specific company. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Production Schedulers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Most Production Schedulers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,779 - $68,372
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,350
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$12.46 - $22.88
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,779 - $68,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,187  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $4,989  
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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$31,419 - $66,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $34.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$888 - $4,989  
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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$31,419 - $66,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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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 not the most common occurrence, Production Schedulers sometimes become Supply Chain Managers, where the average income is $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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, SAP Production Planning, Project Management, and Materials Requirement Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management and Customer Service. Those familiar with Materials Requirement Planning tend to be well versed in Scheduling and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Job Scheduling are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

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


For Production Schedulers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Cincinnati is home to an above-average pay rate for Production Schedulers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Milwaukee (+15 percent). Fort Worth is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio and Grand Rapids (7 percent lower).

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

Microsoft Project
up arrow 11%



Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
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Inventory Control
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Job Scheduling
0%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 288 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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