Production Scheduler Salary

Median pay for Production Schedulers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K per year. Total cash compensation for Production Schedulers runs from $33K to $69K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career duration and the specific company are influential factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Production Schedulers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Production Schedulers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,546 - $72,376
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$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $52,797
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$13.55 - $24.22
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$0$72K
Salary $38,546 - $72,376
Bonus $927 - $6,866
Profit Sharing $493 - $4,085
Commission $750
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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$32,589 - $69,415
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 828
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.55 - $24.22
Overtime $20.85 - $36.57
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $927 - $6,866
Commission $750
Profit Sharing $493 - $4,085
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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$32,589 - $69,415
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 535

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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It's not very common for Production Schedulers to move on to become Supply Chain Managers. Average pay for a Supply Chain Manager is $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 $14K, respectively.

Production Scheduler Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Production Scheduler


Popular Skills for Production Scheduler


Production Schedulers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP Production Planning, Project Management, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Job Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Production Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 736 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Production Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 263 salaries. A Production Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,586

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

With a pay rate for Production Schedulers that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Sheboygan offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Production Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Cincinnati (+14 percent), and Milwaukee (+12 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Dayton and Grand Rapids also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Production Scheduler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Scheduler?

Production Scheduler in Alpharetta:
"Account Schedule for Specialized Customers."
Pros: I enjoy providing expedited service to our drivers and customers that are in need of high volume appointments to be scheduled for pick-up and drop-offs of product. The company culture is very laid back but has a "work hard, play hard" mentality.
Cons: Lack of pay due to high intensity, high stress and multifaceted work roles.

Production Scheduler in Elgin:
"Ok."
Pros: Commute is small.
Cons: Winter driving.

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.

Production Scheduler in Kalamazoo:
"Stressful at times."
Pros: Interaction with customers and employees.
Cons: Wages.

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Key Stats for Production Scheduler

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Production Scheduler Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Production Scheduler Salaries



SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
▲5%


Microsoft Project
▲1%

National Average
$49,000


Inventory Control
▼2%

▼4%


Purchasing
▼5%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 268 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%