Production Scheduler Salary

Production Schedulers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Total cash earnings of Production Schedulers range from $31K on the low end to $66K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $5K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Production Schedulers making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Production Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,536 - $68,165
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,260
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90%

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$12.40 - $23.11
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$35,536 - $68,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,239  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $4,955  
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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$31,253 - $65,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 989
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $23.11  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $34.04  
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 - $5,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$504 - $4,955  
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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$31,253 - $65,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518

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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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It's not very common for Production Schedulers to move on to become Supply Chain Managers. Average pay for a Supply Chain Manager is $83K annually. 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 $19K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Survey results imply that Production Schedulers deploy a deep pool 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 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. Most people who know Job Scheduling also know Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Materials Requirement Planning tend to be well versed 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Production Schedulers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Production Schedulers in Cincinnati receive some of the highest pay in the country. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), Houston (+22 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Milwaukee (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fort Worth. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Grand Rapids and 7 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
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Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Inventory Control
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Purchasing
0%

National Average
$46,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%