Blue-Collar Worker SupervisorPrint
BLUE-COLLAR WORKER SUPERVISORS oversee workers who assemble manufactured goods, service electronic equipment, work in construction, load trucks, and various other like activities They make sure that workers, equipment, and materials are used properly to maximize productivity. They make sure machinery is set up correctly, schedule or perform repairs and maintenance work, and create work schedules. They keep production and employee records, update the inventory control system, and ensure that work is done correctly and on time. They also train new workers, and make sure the work environment is safe.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $54,500 average per year ($26.25 per hour)
- A large occupation (843,400 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.0% per year)
Completion of high school is often the minimum educational requirement to become a BLUE-COLLAR WORKER SUPERVISOR, but workers generally receive training in human resources, computer software, and management before they advance to these positions. Although many workers still rise through the ranks with high school diplomas, employers increasingly seek applicants with post-secondary technical degrees. In high-technology industries such as aerospace and electronics, employers may require a bachelor's degree or technical school training.