Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
603,080 0.4 % $28.81 $59,930 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.05 $20.57 $27.09 $35.35 $45.07
Annual Wage (2) $33,390 $42,780 $56,340 $73,520 $93,740


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 25,220 4.57 $26.10 $54,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 21,030 3.75 $27.85 $57,920
Grocery Stores 18,250 0.68 $21.92 $45,600
Printing and Related Support Activities 18,150 4.01 $28.23 $58,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,310 0.30 $33.12 $68,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,160 6.48 $40.39 $84,010
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 770 5.75 $29.29 $60,910
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 5.53 $26.67 $55,480
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,110 5.29 (8) (8)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,020 5.09 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,240 1.16 $46.14 $95,970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $44.24 $92,030
Natural Gas Distribution 1,870 1.65 $43.53 $90,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,250 2.36 $43.09 $89,620
Other Pipeline Transportation 280 3.63 $41.78 $86,910


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 53,990 3.48 0.80 $29.01 $60,340
Texas 48,270 4.17 0.95 $31.53 $65,580
Ohio 29,510 5.59 1.28 $27.55 $57,310
Pennsylvania 26,890 4.71 1.08 $28.46 $59,190
Illinois 26,770 4.57 1.05 $28.86 $60,020



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 22,420 7.61 1.74 $27.02 $56,200
Wisconsin 20,780 7.50 1.71 $27.54 $57,280
Arkansas 8,030 6.82 1.56 $24.73 $51,440
Alabama 12,850 6.82 1.56 $27.71 $57,640
South Carolina 12,970 6.72 1.54 $30.30 $63,030



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,140 4.03 0.92 $37.49 $77,980
District of Columbia 350 0.52 0.12 $35.14 $73,090
Alaska 1,020 3.11 0.71 $34.32 $71,380
Louisiana 10,740 5.54 1.27 $33.93 $70,580
Washington 12,810 4.29 0.98 $33.04 $68,710




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 16,260 3.96 0.91 $27.99 $58,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,980 5.11 1.17 $35.19 $73,200
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,900 2.15 0.49 $31.60 $65,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,810 3.87 0.88 $28.44 $59,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,100 4.07 0.93 $27.46 $57,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,980 3.43 0.78 $29.62 $61,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,540 4.01 0.92 $29.51 $61,370
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 6,650 5.67 1.30 $30.37 $63,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,210 4.04 0.92 $35.64 $74,130
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,190 4.06 0.93 $27.28 $56,750