Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
568,820 0.4 % $27.61 $57,420 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.64 $19.89 $25.98 $33.87 $42.81
Annual Wage (2) $32,530 $41,370 $54,040 $70,450 $89,040


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 22,580 4.41 $25.50 $53,040
Printing and Related Support Activities 17,810 3.83 $27.00 $56,160
Grocery Stores 17,040 0.68 $20.81 $43,280
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 16,420 4.59 $28.73 $59,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,200 0.28 $31.73 $66,000

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 770 6.48 $26.18 $54,460
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,270 5.73 $27.26 $56,700
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,390 5.50 $26.11 $54,320
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 5,710 5.14 $40.31 $83,850
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,670 4.94 $24.03 $49,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $54.78 $113,940
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 5,710 5.14 $40.31 $83,850
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,040 1.12 $40.05 $83,300
Natural Gas Distribution 1,280 1.20 $39.49 $82,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,630 2.42 $39.39 $81,940


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 49,990 3.50 0.80 $28.11 $58,470
Texas 46,270 4.37 1.00 $28.97 $60,260
Ohio 28,500 5.64 1.29 $26.36 $54,830
Pennsylvania 26,460 4.73 1.08 $27.84 $57,900
Illinois 25,800 4.57 1.05 $28.01 $58,270




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 22,050 7.84 1.80 $26.04 $54,170
Alabama 12,510 6.86 1.57 $26.41 $54,930
Wisconsin 17,730 6.63 1.52 $26.82 $55,780
Arkansas 7,170 6.21 1.42 $22.87 $47,580
Mississippi 6,600 6.11 1.40 $23.40 $48,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 930 2.93 0.67 $36.67 $76,280
Wyoming 1,320 4.76 1.09 $33.88 $70,470
Connecticut 7,900 4.88 1.12 $32.42 $67,430
Louisiana 10,050 5.38 1.23 $31.80 $66,150
Colorado 5,610 2.52 0.58 $30.68 $63,820





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 15,390 3.98 0.91 $26.87 $55,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,890 4.09 0.94 $29.04 $60,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,230 5.01 1.15 $33.96 $70,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,520 2.04 0.47 $31.98 $66,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,280 3.95 0.90 $26.70 $55,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,130 3.60 0.82 $26.53 $55,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,620 4.35 1.00 $27.92 $58,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,440 3.53 0.81 $31.26 $65,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,330 3.66 0.84 $25.62 $53,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,020 4.26 0.98 $28.16 $58,570