Average Production Schedulers in the United States make around $51K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Production Schedulers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Production Schedulers. Men make up a slight majority of Production Schedulers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,250 - $71,762
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,074
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$13.37 - $24.03
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,250 - $71,762  
   
Bonus
$792 - $5,913  
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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$32,207 - $69,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 849
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $24.03  
   
Overtime
$20.74 - $36.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$792 - $5,913  
   
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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$32,207 - $69,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 445

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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

  • Schedule the production process and production departments by material, employee and equipment availability.
  • Monitor production process and implement process improvements.
  • Efficiently assign production to minimize company costs and meet delivery deadlines.

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 on average earn $82K per year. Career advancement for the typical Production Scheduler often leads to becoming a Master Scheduler or a Manufacturing Production Manager; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Survey results imply that Production Schedulers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, Project Management, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

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


For many Production Schedulers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Production Schedulers make a median salary of $53K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,439

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

For Production Schedulers, busy Sheboygan offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Production Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+33 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), and Cincinnati (+16 percent). Dayton is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Workers in Grand Rapids and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less).

Production Scheduler Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Production Scheduler

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Production Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries


SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
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Microsoft Project
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Inventory Control
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National Average
$47,000





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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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