What does a Production Coordinator do?

A production coordinator is responsible for ensuring quality assurance and the production team meets scheduled goals. This entails a range of oversight of work including planning, scheduling, directing and executing production activities for maximum performance of projects. Other duties include the development of cost-effective measures with the aim of achieving exceptional business practices. Typical job progression of this role involves adopting a managerial position or directorship.

Production coordinators typically require a bachelor's degree in business management or a related field as the minimum form of educational qualifications. In some instances, companies may accept certifications that act in place of a bachelor's degree. Employers often request prior experience working as a production coordinator or a related role in the industry and successful candidates often possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong familiarity with technical software.

  • Ensure quality assurance throughout the production process
  • Manage the production team so that scheduled goals are met
  • Plan, schedule, direct and execute production activities
  • Increase motivation and work efficiency by implementing reward systems
  • Develop cost-effective measurements to achieve exceptional business practices
  • Adapt to changes in the market and respond to customer demands
  • Maintain current knowledge on the market and industry trends
  • Conduct research to further understand competitors
  • Certifications may act in place of a bachelor's degree where applicable
  • Prior experience working as a production coordinator in the industry preferred
  • Strong understanding of industry market and conditions
  • Working knowledge of technical software that is specific to the industry
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sharp business acumen and financial projection
  • High regard for quality assurance
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
31%
2 - 4
55%
5 - 7
3%
8+
11%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Powerpoint
Microsoft Outlook
Attention To Detail
Editing
Time Management
Microsoft Word

Production Coordinator Seniority Levels

L1
Junior Production Coordinator
$48,126/yr
L2
Coordinator
6% made the transition
Operations Manager
33% made the transition
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Production Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$48,425 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$35K
Median: $48K
$67K
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