Crew Scheduler

Compile duty rosters of flight crews.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crew Schedulers do?

Compiles duty rosters of flight crews and maintains records of crewmembers’ flying time for scheduled airline flights: Prepares flight register which crewmembers sign to indicate their preference and availability for flights and time they wish to be called prior to each flight. Types names of crewmembers onto flight schedule in order of seniority to indicate flights to which crewmembers are assigned. Posts names of extra crewmembers in order of seniority on reserve list. Selects replacements from reserve list and notifies replacement when needed. Computes and logs cumulative flight time for crewmembers and removes crewmember’s name from flight schedule when flying time limit as prescribed by Federal Aviation Administration has been reached. Schedules vacations as requested by crewmembers. May notify crewmembers of assignments, using telephone.


Should I be a Crew Scheduler?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Mill Order Scheduler, Order Schedule Clerk, Schedule Clerk, Scheduler, Conveyor

    How to become a Crew Scheduler

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