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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
629,420 0.3 % $ 32.37 $ 67,330 0.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.31 $ 23.21 $ 29.71 $ 37.90 $ 48.34
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,070 $ 48,280 $ 61,790 $ 78,820 $ 100,550


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

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 29,420 5.04 $ 29.53 $ 61,420
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 26,720 3.81 $ 32.40 $ 67,390
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 24,620 0.83 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 21,420 4.62 $ 31.61 $ 65,750
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 21,060 3.92 $ 31.94 $ 66,440

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)
Tobacco Manufacturing 860 8.04 $ 32.42 $ 67,440
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 230 7.36 $ 28.96 $ 60,240
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,700 6.23 $ 29.08 $ 60,480
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 5,790 5.60 $ 52.10 $ 108,360
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 19,110 5.44 $ 40.53 $ 84,300

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 400 3.50 $ 63.03 $ 131,110
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,190 1.11 $ 60.21 $ 125,240
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,800 2.07 $ 59.49 $ 123,730
Natural Gas Distribution 2,450 2.23 $ 54.88 $ 114,150
Other Pipeline Transportation 240 2.84 $ 53.48 $ 111,240


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

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.



Map of employment of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers by state, May 2021


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 54,450 4.45 1.00 $ 32.80 $ 68,230
California 48,770 2.95 0.66 $ 33.90 $ 70,510
Ohio 32,390 6.23 1.39 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Michigan 28,250 6.96 1.56 $ 31.78 $ 66,090
Illinois 27,380 4.87 1.09 $ 32.51 $ 67,620


Map of location quotient of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers by state, May 2021


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 24,450 8.88 1.99 $ 31.50 $ 65,510
Alabama 16,160 8.38 1.88 $ 31.88 $ 66,300
Indiana 24,340 8.16 1.83 $ 31.80 $ 66,140
Arkansas 9,670 8.12 1.82 $ 28.84 $ 59,990
Michigan 28,250 6.96 1.56 $ 31.78 $ 66,090


Map of annual mean wages of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers by state, May 2021


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)
Wyoming 1,290 4.95 1.11 $ 42.93 $ 89,300
District of Columbia 190 0.29 0.06 $ 42.18 $ 87,740
Alaska 720 2.44 0.55 $ 40.25 $ 83,720
Louisiana 8,340 4.65 1.04 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Delaware 1,310 3.00 0.67 $ 36.97 $ 76,900



Map of employment of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers by area, May 2021


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 20,350 4.81 1.08 $ 33.48 $ 69,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 19,380 2.23 0.50 $ 37.00 $ 76,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,600 3.08 0.69 $ 32.00 $ 66,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,280 5.27 1.18 $ 37.03 $ 77,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,590 4.06 0.91 $ 31.68 $ 65,900
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 11,490 6.38 1.43 $ 32.97 $ 68,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,510 4.06 0.91 $ 31.96 $ 66,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,830 3.33 0.74 $ 35.80 $ 74,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,670 2.97 0.66 $ 37.19 $ 77,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,620 4.18 0.94 $ 33.95 $ 70,620


Map of location quotient of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers by area, May 2021


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 2,790 20.85 4.67 $ 31.24 $ 64,980
Dalton, GA 1,080 17.28 3.87 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Sheboygan, WI 1,000 17.27 3.87 $ 31.31 $ 65,120
Tuscaloosa, AL 1,340 13.90 3.11 $ 33.57 $ 69,830
Wausau, WI 910 13.39 3.00 $ 30.10 $ 62,600
Decatur, AL 740 13.32 2.98 $ 34.66 $ 72,100
Racine, WI 930 12.92 2.89 $ 30.61 $ 63,660
Fond du Lac, WI 550 12.55 2.81 $ 31.18 $ 64,840
Columbus, IN 570 11.84 2.65 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,680 11.47 2.57 $ 27.45 $ 57,100