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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Industry profile for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Geographic profile for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

National estimates for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
599,900 0.4 % $ 32.12 $ 66,800 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.27 $ 23.32 $ 30.22 $ 38.83 $ 49.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,990 $ 48,500 $ 62,850 $ 80,770 $ 102,510


Industry profile for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 27,120 4.83 $ 29.73 $ 61,850
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 24,650 3.42 $ 31.96 $ 66,480
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 21,160 0.73 $ 24.50 $ 50,950
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 20,090 4.25 $ 31.38 $ 65,260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 19,020 4.21 $ 31.95 $ 66,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,090 6.52 $ 43.93 $ 91,380
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 170 6.08 $ 28.72 $ 59,740
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,370 5.61 $ 30.17 $ 62,750
Fabric Mills 2,540 5.50 $ 29.14 $ 60,600
Tobacco Manufacturing 520 5.26 $ 36.28 $ 75,470

Top paying industries for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 430 3.52 $ 55.58 $ 115,600
Natural Gas Distribution 1,970 1.83 $ 51.05 $ 106,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,080 2.13 $ 49.45 $ 102,850
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,290 1.04 $ 47.64 $ 99,100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,090 6.52 $ 43.93 $ 91,380


Geographic profile for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 49,180 4.06 0.94 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
California 46,230 2.81 0.65 $ 33.86 $ 70,430
Ohio 30,070 5.85 1.36 $ 31.68 $ 65,900
Michigan 27,700 7.06 1.64 $ 32.63 $ 67,870
Illinois 26,390 4.69 1.09 $ 31.82 $ 66,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 23,630 8.72 2.02 $ 31.26 $ 65,030
Alabama 14,500 7.62 1.77 $ 31.56 $ 65,640
Indiana 21,910 7.51 1.74 $ 30.61 $ 63,680
Arkansas 8,820 7.49 1.74 $ 27.95 $ 58,140
Michigan 27,700 7.06 1.64 $ 32.63 $ 67,870




Top paying states for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 280 0.40 0.09 $ 41.56 $ 86,440
Wyoming 1,280 4.89 1.13 $ 41.38 $ 86,060
Louisiana 9,410 5.23 1.21 $ 37.89 $ 78,800
Connecticut 8,350 5.42 1.26 $ 37.50 $ 78,000
Rhode Island 2,100 4.75 1.10 $ 37.18 $ 77,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,510 4.47 1.04 $ 32.55 $ 67,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,140 2.17 0.50 $ 35.93 $ 74,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,180 2.95 0.68 $ 32.81 $ 68,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,690 4.95 1.15 $ 37.65 $ 78,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,290 3.70 0.86 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 11,630 6.54 1.52 $ 34.80 $ 72,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,340 3.93 0.91 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,350 3.47 0.80 $ 35.32 $ 73,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,670 2.95 0.68 $ 36.22 $ 75,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,340 3.97 0.92 $ 33.72 $ 70,130




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 2,400 19.08 4.42 $ 29.39 $ 61,120
Dalton, GA 1,110 18.53 4.30 $ 25.58 $ 53,210
Decatur, IL 700 15.83 3.67 $ 30.20 $ 62,810
Sheboygan, WI 890 15.40 3.57 $ 31.49 $ 65,490
Jackson, MI 710 15.20 3.52 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Wausau, WI 890 13.00 3.02 $ 29.95 $ 62,290
Decatur, AL 640 11.88 2.75 $ 35.35 $ 73,530
Kankakee, IL 500 11.69 2.71 $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,690 11.68 2.71 $ 27.74 $ 57,710
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,040 11.40 2.64 $ 32.51 $ 67,620