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Working as a Production Supervisor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a production supervisor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $26.87 an hour? That's $55,884 a year!

What Does a Production Supervisor Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a production supervisor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 6.0% of production supervisors included safety meetings, while 5.2% of resumes included production schedules, and 4.3% of resumes included company policies. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the production supervisor job title. But what industry to start with? Most production supervisors actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.

How To Become a Production Supervisor

If you're interested in becoming a production supervisor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 38.8% of production supervisors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 9.8% of production supervisors have master's degrees. Even though some production supervisors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a production supervisor. When we researched the most common majors for a production supervisor, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on production supervisor resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a production supervisor. In fact, many production supervisor jobs require experience in a role such as production manager. Meanwhile, many production supervisors also have previous career experience in roles such as supervisor or team leader.

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Average Salary$55,884

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Production Supervisor Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Production Supervisor. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Production Supervisor Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Production Supervisor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Production Supervisor Career Paths

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Average Salary for a Production Supervisor

Production Supervisors in America make an average salary of $55,884 per year or $27 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $80,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $38,000 per year.
Average Salary
$55,884

Best Paying Cities

Average Salary
Salary Range69k - 104k$85k$85,355
Salary Range56k - 98k$75k$74,782
Salary Range58k - 94k$74k$74,166
Salary Range59k - 90k$74k$73,746
Salary Range52k - 84k$67k$66,651
Salary Range54k - 76k$65k$64,940
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$104k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Production Supervisor
Production Supervisor
TRC Staffing Services
TRC Staffing Services
10/30/2020
10/30/2020
$75,00010/30/2020
$75,000
Hirelevel
Production Supervisor
Production Supervisor
Hirelevel
Hirelevel
10/30/2020
10/30/2020
$33,39210/30/2020
$33,392
Production Supervisor
Production Supervisor
Aerotek
Aerotek
10/29/2020
10/29/2020
$52,17510/29/2020
$52,175
Direct-Production Supervisor-Upper
Direct-Production Supervisor-Upper
Aerotek
Aerotek
10/28/2020
10/28/2020
$58,00010/28/2020
$58,000
Production Supervisor (Injection Molding)
Production Supervisor (Injection Molding)
Murray Resources
Murray Resources
10/27/2020
10/27/2020
$55,00010/27/2020
$55,000
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Production Supervisor Demographics

Gender

male

79.2%

female

17.3%

unknown

3.5%

Ethnicity

White

66.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

10.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.5%

French

5.9%

German

3.5%
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Production Supervisor Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

38.8%

High School Diploma

21.9%

Associate

17.4%

Top Colleges for Production Supervisors

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Tuition and fees
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Tuition and fees
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Tuition and fees
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

Tuition and fees
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Tuition and fees
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

Tuition and fees
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

Tuition and fees
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Tuition and fees
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

Tuition and fees
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Tuition and fees
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Best States For a Production Supervisor

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a production supervisor. The best states for people in this position are Washington, Colorado, Maine, and Wyoming. Production supervisors make the most in Washington with an average salary of $84,941. Whereas in Colorado and Maine, they would average $73,782 and $73,321, respectively. While production supervisors would only make an average of $72,424 in Wyoming, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Kentucky

Total Production Supervisor Jobs:
593
Highest 10% Earn:
$106,000
Location Quotient:
1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Maine

Total Production Supervisor Jobs:
208
Highest 10% Earn:
$115,000
Location Quotient:
1.37
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. West Virginia

Total Production Supervisor Jobs:
219
Highest 10% Earn:
$104,000
Location Quotient:
1.33
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Production Supervisor Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a production supervisor. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

At Zippia, we went through countless production supervisor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Write a Production Supervisor Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless production supervisor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

View Detailed Information

How Do Production Supervisor Rate Their Jobs?

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4.0

Production SupervisorOctober 2019

4.0

Zippia Official LogoProduction SupervisorOctober 2019

What do you like the most about working as Production Supervisor?

Diversity of day to day operations Show More

What do you NOT like?

Stress and the babysitting nature of job. Show More

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5.0

Production finish supervisorAugust 2019

5.0

Zippia Official LogoProduction finish supervisorAugust 2019

What do you like the most about working as Production Supervisor?

Challenge of on time completion of product Show More

What do you NOT like?

Letting a employee go for disciplinary reasons Show More

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4.0

Production Supervisor - AviationAugust 2019

4.0

Zippia Official LogoProduction Supervisor - AviationAugust 2019

What do you like the most about working as Production Supervisor?

Fast paced working environment. Very involved in manufacturing experience. Tangible results Show More

What do you NOT like?

Stressful with many production deadlines. Show More

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Top Production Supervisor Employers

1. Tyson Foods
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$37,078
Production Supervisors Hired: 
426+
2. General Motors
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$65,829
Production Supervisors Hired: 
413+
3. Ford Motor Company
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$55,286
Production Supervisors Hired: 
347+
4. Johnson Controls
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$48,404
Production Supervisors Hired: 
282+
5. Cintas
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$37,962
Production Supervisors Hired: 
245+
6. Cargill
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$44,318
Production Supervisors Hired: 
236+

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Updated October 2, 2020