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Quality Assurance Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Quality Assurance Supervisor supervises quality assurance staff and oversees processes involved in the prevention of faults in manufactured products and solutions.

Job Outlook

There were 865 Quality Assurance Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 24899 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Quality Control Systems Manager industry, which includes the Quality Assurance Supervisor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Quality Assurance 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 $77,749.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,763.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Quality Assurance Supervisor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $53,135.

Education and Experience

Posted Quality Assurance 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 Degree10.22%
Bachelor's Degree45.39%
Master's Degree6.9%
Doctoral Degree1.27%
Other20.74%

Posted Quality Assurance 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 years31%
3 to 5 years50.65%
6 to 8 years10.78%
9+ years7.57%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Quality Assurance 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 (40.66%)
  • Quality Assurance (37.78%)
  • Management (37.74%)
  • Leadership (34.18%)
  • Quality Control (28.6%)
  • Operations (27.68%)
  • Safety Assurance (26.34%)
  • Problem Solving (23.14%)
  • Detail Oriented (16.73%)
  • Customer Service (16.17%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Auditing (43.83%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Agile Methodology (8.4%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (11.1%)
  • Quality Management Systems (18.62%)
  • Automation (11.84%)
  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA) (11.15%)
  • ISO 9000 Series (9.07%)
  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (HACCP) (13.7%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (8.13%)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (22.36%)
  • Food Safety And Sanitation (16.22%)
  • Computer Science (5.1%)
  • Test Planning (7.3%)
  • Quality Management (24.79%)
  • Project Management (15.04%)
  • Process Improvement (14.18%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (11.19%)
  • Product Quality (QA/QC) (10.77%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • Team Lead
  • Quality Coordinator
  • Quality Lead
  • Quality Control Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Test 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 Quality Assurance Supervisor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • The Judge Group (507)
  • Actalent (279)
  • Randstad (236)
  • Stratosphere Quality (186)
  • Jack in the Box (130)
  • Kelly Services (118)
  • Elevance Health (112)
  • HCL Technologies (105)
  • Plastipak (95)
  • Octapharma (88)

North Carolina

  • Randstad (17)
  • Eli Lilly (15)
  • The Judge Group (14)
  • RHA Health Services (13)
  • Jabil (13)
  • Baxter International (11)
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions (10)
  • Wells Fargo (10)
  • The Matlen Silver Group (10)
  • ManpowerGroup (10)

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!