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.

What responsibilities are common for Production Coordinator jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Production Coordinator jobs?
  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Production Coordinator make?

Confident
$60,601 /yr
Total Pay
$45,700
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$14,901
 /yr

Additional Pay

$60,601

 / yr
$26K$143K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Production Coordinator Career Path

Learn how to become a Production Coordinator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Junior Production Coordinator
$60,719/yr
L2
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
31%
2 - 4
55%
5 - 7
3%
8+
11%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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CUBE™CUBE™
Production Coordinator
Mar 24, 2022

“CUBE has an excellent bonus scheme based on personal performance that encourages you to reach your fullest potential.”

TitmouseTitmouse
Production Coordinator
Feb 14, 2022

“You love the people you work with but the work doesn't love you back.”

World CopperSmithWorld CopperSmith
Production Coordinator
May 27, 2021

“Management cares about the workflow of each department enough to implement change based on employee feedback.”

Jordache EnterprisesJordache Enterprises
Production Coordinator
Nov 11, 2021

“Coworkers that are really friendly and great to work with.”

AMC NetworksAMC Networks
Production Coordinator
Feb 23, 2022

“Everyone on my team was extremely kind and great to work with.”

Capital OneCapital One
Principal Operations Production Coordinator
May 9, 2021

“They do really value your work and also give you plenty of opportunities to grow.”

Dodger Stage Holding Theatricals
Production Coordinator
Jun 6, 2021

“Only downside would be that most career growth is fostered out of the HQ in NY”

LucasfilmLucasfilm
Production Coordinator
Feb 16, 2021

“There are great people and projects”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Production Coordinator

When working as a Production Coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to Production Coordinator are:
  • Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Plant Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Production Coordinator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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