"clearance," "safety procedures," and "direct supervision" aren't the only skills we found section supervisors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of section supervisor responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a section supervisor. We found that 48.2% of section supervisors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 7.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most section supervisors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six section supervisors were not college graduates.
Those section supervisors who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for section supervisors include general studies degrees or management degrees.
Once you're ready to become a section supervisor, you should explore the companies that typically hire section supervisors. According to section supervisor resumes that we searched through, section supervisors are hired the most by Adventist Health System, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, and Corning. Currently, Adventist Health System has 6 section supervisor job openings, while there are 4 at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory and 3 at Corning.
Since salary is important to some section supervisors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Corning, and Community Health Systems. If you were to take a closer look at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, you'd find that the average section supervisor salary is $90,848. Then at Corning, section supervisors receive an average salary of $77,920, while the salary at Community Health Systems is $71,921.
We also looked into companies who hire section supervisors from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Army, UPS, and United States Navy.
The industries that section supervisors fulfill the most roles in are the retail and health care industries. But the highest section supervisor annual salary is in the automotive industry, averaging $78,145. In the health care industry they make $70,546 and average about $67,605 in the government industry. In conclusion, section supervisors who work in the automotive industry earn a 15.8% higher salary than section supervisors in the retail industry.