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Quality Assurance Supervisor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Supervises quality assurance staff and oversees processes involved in the prevention of faults in manufactured products and solutions.

Job Outlook

There were 95 Quality Assurance Supervisor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2645 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 2012:

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 $55,212.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,527.

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 $47,618.

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 Degree12%
Bachelor's Degree50%
Master's Degree5%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other33%

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 years41%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years3%

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 Skills (48%)
  • Microsoft Office (29%)
  • Microsoft Excel (28%)
  • Problem Solving (28%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (23%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Quality Assurance and Control (81%)
  • Quality Management (53%)
  • Supervisory Skills (23%)
  • Scheduling (21%)
  • Food Safety (11%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Customer Service (13%)
  • Staff Management (12%)
  • Calibration (12%)
  • Project Management (8%)
  • Performance Appraisals (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Root Cause Analysis (7%)
  • Following SOPs (6%)
  • Audit Management (4%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (4%)
  • ISO Standards (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (1%) – marginal value $2,557

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Quality Supervisor
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Supervisor, Quality Assurance
  • Supervisor Quality Assurance

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

  • Octapharma Plasma (124)
  • XPO Logistics (21)
  • Pilgrims (16)
  • Jabil Inc (15)
  • Honeywell (15)

North Carolina

  • Case Farms (7)
  • Octapharma Plasma (5)
  • Southeastern Roofing (3)
  • Ecc Corporate (2)
  • Foster Caviness Company Incorporated (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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