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Manufacturing and Production Careers | Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises workers and production schedules, monitors supplies, and oversees quality assurance at a production facility.

Job Outlook

There were 2667 Production Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 76609 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Production Supervisor industry, which includes the Production Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Production Supervisor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $48,449.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $47,708.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Production Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $34,262.

Education and Experience

Posted Production Supervisor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7%
Bachelor's Degree26%
Master's Degree4%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other63%

Posted Production Supervisor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years44%
3 to 5 years46%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years5%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Production Supervisor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (34%)
  • Problem Solving (23%)
  • Physical Abilities (20%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (19%)
  • Leadership (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Scheduling (31%)
  • Supervisory Skills (19%)
  • Food Safety (8%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (8%)
  • Production Management (7%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Budgeting (11%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (11%)
  • Repair (10%)
  • Packaging (9%)
  • Cleaning (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Employee Training (7%)
  • Forklift Operation (7%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (5%)
  • Employee Relations (4%)
  • Inventory Management (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Production Supervisor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Production Lead
  • Field Service Supervisor
  • Group Leader
  • Production Team Lead

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Production Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Aramark (1361)
  • Goodwill (728)
  • Tyson Foods Incorporated (532)
  • Pilgrims (368)
  • Cintas (365)

North Carolina

  • Aramark (59)
  • Tyson Foods Incorporated (38)
  • Butterball (24)
  • Smithfield Foods (21)
  • Case Farms (17)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!