Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
559,350 0.4 % $27.35 $56,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.57 $19.77 $25.80 $33.57 $42.26
Annual Wage (2) $32,390 $41,120 $53,670 $69,820 $87,900


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 23,070 4.53 $25.35 $52,720
Printing and Related Support Activities 19,140 4.00 $27.07 $56,300
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 15,830 4.78 $28.84 $59,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,220 0.28 $31.20 $64,900
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,410 3.29 $26.34 $54,800

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 720 5.91 $26.29 $54,690
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 6,960 5.45 $25.98 $54,030
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,900 5.27 $27.85 $57,920
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 170 5.00 $21.73 $45,200
Foundries 5,870 4.95 $26.39 $54,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,780 2.22 $39.29 $81,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,930 1.19 $39.03 $81,170
Natural Gas Distribution 1,470 1.35 $38.75 $80,600
Postal Service 40 0.01 $38.26 $79,570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,990 4.51 $36.70 $76,340


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 49,170 3.50 0.80 $28.24 $58,750
Texas 45,500 4.42 1.01 $27.92 $58,080
Ohio 29,650 5.96 1.37 $26.25 $54,610
Pennsylvania 26,350 4.75 1.09 $27.14 $56,440
Illinois 25,710 4.61 1.06 $28.75 $59,790




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 21,480 7.79 1.79 $26.17 $54,430
Wisconsin 17,690 6.69 1.53 $26.82 $55,790
Alabama 11,950 6.60 1.51 $26.22 $54,530
Kentucky 10,840 6.25 1.43 $24.96 $51,920
Arkansas 6,990 6.14 1.41 $22.68 $47,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 890 2.83 0.65 $35.84 $74,550
Wyoming 1,270 4.64 1.06 $34.01 $70,740
Connecticut 8,060 5.01 1.15 $31.77 $66,080
District of Columbia 320 0.50 0.11 $31.76 $66,060
Louisiana 9,140 4.97 1.14 $30.65 $63,750





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 15,950 4.17 0.96 $27.08 $56,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,120 4.22 0.97 $30.06 $62,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,380 5.24 1.20 $33.31 $69,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,220 2.02 0.46 $31.58 $65,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,340 4.08 0.94 $26.14 $54,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,280 3.71 0.85 $25.46 $52,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,780 4.55 1.04 $27.42 $57,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,470 3.57 0.82 $30.61 $63,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,990 3.53 0.81 $26.96 $56,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,770 4.16 0.95 $27.87 $57,960