Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for supervisors in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 669,233 supervisors currently employed in the United States.
  • 44.2% of all supervisors are women, while 55.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed supervisor is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of supervisors is White (59.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19.0%), Black or African American (12.2%) and Asian (4.6%).
  • In 2021, women earned 84% of what men earned.
  • 6% of all supervisors are LGBT.
  • Supervisors are 56% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Supervisor Statistics By Gender

44.2% of supervisors are women and 55.8% of supervisors are men.

  • Male, 55.8%
  • Female, 44.2%

Supervisors By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male55.8%
Female44.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Supervisor

Women Earn 84¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$63,014
female-income
Female Income
$52,974

Supervisor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the supervisor position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Supervisor Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201060.88%39.12%
201160.64%39.36%
201261.69%38.31%
201362.20%37.80%
201461.40%38.60%
201559.86%40.14%
201660.56%39.44%
201760.14%39.86%
201857.80%42.20%
201959.75%40.25%
202057.56%42.44%
202155.80%44.20%

Supervisor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pressroom foreman and tubing supervisor have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Word Processing Supervisor13%88%
Dental Laboratory Supervisor21%79%
Embroidery Supervisor24%76%
Supervisor56%44%
Machine Shop Foreman98%2%
Tubing Supervisor98%2%
Pressroom Foreman99%1%

Supervisor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among supervisors is White, which makes up 59.5% of all supervisors. Comparatively, there are 19.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 59.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.0%
  • Black or African American, 12.2%
  • Asian, 4.6%
  • Unknown, 4.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Supervisor Race

Supervisor RacePercentages
White59.5%
Hispanic or Latino19.0%
Black or African American12.2%
Asian4.6%
Unknown4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Supervisor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among supervisors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Supervisor Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201066.16%11.71%3.88%16.40%
201166.33%11.62%3.84%16.47%
201265.62%11.62%3.82%16.99%
201366.96%10.73%4.01%16.58%
201465.33%11.13%4.24%17.27%
201565.37%11.33%3.95%17.54%
201664.41%11.34%4.07%18.25%
201763.84%11.93%4.59%17.46%
201865.12%11.06%4.17%17.80%
201963.43%11.60%4.42%18.56%
202062.33%11.20%4.57%17.74%
202159.47%12.19%4.58%18.98%

Supervisor Wage Gap By Race

White supervisors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american supervisors have the lowest average salary at $58,752.
$67,000
$65,000
$63,000
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$61,208
White$66,387
Black or African American$58,752
Asian$66,190
Hispanic or Latino$62,874

Average Age of a Supervisor

We determined the average age of supervisors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Supervisor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4848
Unknown4544
Asian45.547
Hispanic or Latino4545
White4849
American Indian and Alaska Native48

Supervisor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of supervisor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of supervisors is 40+ years old, which represents 71% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Supervisor Age

Supervisor YearsPercentages
40+ years71%
30-40 years23%
20-30 years6%

Types of Supervisor Degree Levels

The most common degree for supervisors is bachelor's degree 44% of supervisors earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 21% and rounding it off is associate degree with 20%.

  • Bachelors, 44%
  • High School Diploma, 21%
  • Associate, 20%
  • Masters, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

Supervisors By Education

Supervisor DegreePercentages
Bachelors44%
High School Diploma21%
Associate20%
Masters6%
Other Degrees9%

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Supervisor Wage Gap By Education

Supervisors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $83,496 annually. With a Bachelors degree, supervisors earn a median annual income of $68,589 compared to $58,450 for supervisors with an Associate degree.
$87,000
$80,000
$73,000
$66,000
$59,000
$52,000
$45,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$51,057
Master's Degree$83,496
Bachelor's Degree$68,589
Some College/ Associate Degree$58,450

Supervisor Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where supervisors work. We found most supervisors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most supervisors is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire supervisors.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Supervisor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees8%
100 - 500 employees8%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees23%
> 10,000 employees53%

The Types Of Companies Supervisor Work In

Employees with the supervisor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most supervisors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Supervisor Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public41%
Private56%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Supervisors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ supervisors. Those industries include retail, hospitality and professional.

Retail

Fortune 500

Hospitality

Professional

Finance

Supervisor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Supervisor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of supervisors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Supervisor Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSupervisor Unemployment Rate
20107.60%
20116.12%
20124.56%
20133.89%
20142.82%
20152.49%
20162.43%
20171.97%
20181.74%
20191.98%
20203.23%
20213.00%

The Average Number of Years That Supervisor Stay in a Job

By looking over 426,301 supervisors resumes, we figured out that the average supervisor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Supervisor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year19%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years6%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Supervisors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to supervisors.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Mechanical Spreader Operator2.37%60,297
Control Operator2.83%64,435
Meat Department Associate4.18%52,410
Laundry Attendant5.06%49,030
Supervisor5.63%-
Chemical Operator9.20%36,522
Scanner Operator20.58%29,750

Supervisor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Mechanical Spreader Operator2.37%60,297
Control Operator2.83%64,435
Meat Department Associate4.18%52,410
Laundry Attendant5.06%49,030
Chemical Operator9.20%36,522
Scanner Operator20.58%29,750

Foreign Languages Spoken By Supervisors

The most common foreign language among supervisors is Spanish at 67.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.4% and German is the third-most popular at 3.0%.

  • Spanish, 67.0%
  • French, 7.4%
  • German, 3.0%
  • Portuguese, 2.8%
  • Arabic, 2.5%
  • Other, 17.3%

Supervisor Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish67.0%
French7.4%
German3.0%
Portuguese2.8%
Arabic2.5%
Other17.3%

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Supervisor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a supervisor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of supervisors is $68,111. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Supervisors Earn The Most?

Supervisors earn the most in Alaska, where the average supervisor salary is $81,425. The map here shows where supervisors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Supervisors?

By looking through more than 426,301 resumes, we found that the most popular places for supervisors are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Supervisors

Number Of Supervisor Jobs By State

Where Are Supervisors In High Demand?

Supervisors are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 185 job openings for supervisors here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country supervisors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Supervisor Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Supervisors Are Female?

45.4% of supervisors are female in the United States. This is -2.0 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female supervisors has increased by 1.2 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 309,186 female supervisors in the U.S. and 371,841 male supervisors in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 681,027 people with the specific job title of supervisor and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Supervisor Are There In The Us?

There are over 669,233 Supervisors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Supervisors Are Black?

12.2% of Supervisors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Supervisors?

Most a are White, with 59.5% of Supervisors belonging to this ethnicity. 19.0% of Supervisors are Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% of Supervisors are Black or African American, 4.6% of Supervisors are Asian, 4.1% of Supervisors are Unknown, and 0.6% of Supervisors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Supervisor Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Supervisor jobs are male - dominated. 55% of Supervisors are male, and 44% are female, so there are more male Supervisors than female Supervisors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Supervisor?

The average Supervisor is 46 years old. 71% of Supervisors are 40+ years old or older, 23% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 6% are between 20-30 years old

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