Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
555,260 0.4 % $27.01 $56,170 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.53 $19.65 $25.53 $32.92 $41.17
Annual Wage (2) $32,300 $40,860 $53,090 $68,480 $85,640


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 22,980 4.58 $24.99 $51,990
Printing and Related Support Activities 20,340 4.11 $27.05 $56,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,210 0.27 $30.83 $64,120
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 14,300 2.90 $23.18 $48,210
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 14,290 4.72 $28.68 $59,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 790 6.29 $26.70 $55,530
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 6,450 5.42 $25.63 $53,300
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 180 5.26 $22.67 $47,160
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,760 5.22 $27.72 $57,660
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 640 4.92 $20.35 $42,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,620 1.49 $39.50 $82,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,230 2.08 $38.35 $79,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,700 0.28 $37.14 $77,260
Postal Service 50 0.01 $37.15 $77,260
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,860 1.20 $36.11 $75,110


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 49,880 3.56 0.82 $28.06 $58,370
Texas 45,030 4.46 1.02 $27.68 $57,570
Ohio 29,510 6.00 1.37 $25.91 $53,880
Pennsylvania 26,280 4.79 1.10 $26.82 $55,800
Illinois 26,000 4.70 1.08 $28.91 $60,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 20,790 7.63 1.75 $26.16 $54,400
Wisconsin 17,670 6.77 1.55 $27.04 $56,250
Alabama 11,690 6.47 1.48 $25.65 $53,350
Kentucky 10,780 6.28 1.44 $24.24 $50,420
Kansas 7,830 6.00 1.37 $25.48 $52,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,340 4.96 1.14 $33.02 $68,670
Alaska 710 2.30 0.53 $31.36 $65,230
Connecticut 8,020 5.02 1.15 $30.95 $64,370
Massachusetts 11,260 3.61 0.83 $29.90 $62,200
District of Columbia 440 0.69 0.16 $29.61 $61,590

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 16,320 4.27 0.98 $26.85 $55,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 15,190 4.29 0.98 $30.16 $62,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,780 5.12 1.17 $31.83 $66,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,370 2.08 0.48 $30.77 $64,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,520 4.26 0.97 $26.19 $54,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,070 3.67 0.84 $25.11 $52,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,490 4.46 1.02 $27.25 $56,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,430 3.56 0.82 $30.14 $62,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,050 4.40 1.01 $27.47 $57,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,030 3.58 0.82 $26.40 $54,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,900 19.16 4.39 $24.94 $51,860
Dalton, GA 1,190 18.82 4.31 $22.77 $47,360
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,660 12.03 2.75 $22.46 $46,720
Columbus, IN 460 11.68 2.67 $25.12 $52,250
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1,600 10.31 2.36 $35.25 $73,310
Morristown, TN 440 10.31 2.36 $21.55 $44,820
Spartanburg, SC 1,140 10.19 2.33 $27.00 $56,160
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 980 10.09 2.31 $27.11 $56,390
Sheboygan, WI 560 10.04 2.30 $32.60 $67,810
Evansville, IN-KY 1,650 9.94 2.28 $27.50 $57,190