Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
622,790 0.4 % $30.93 $64,340 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.32 $22.26 $29.05 $37.53 $47.84
Annual Wage (2) $36,020 $46,290 $60,420 $78,060 $99,500


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 28,240 4.81 $28.25 $58,760
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 25,110 3.45 $32.01 $66,580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 23,630 3.94 $30.59 $63,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 20,440 4.30 $30.48 $63,390
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 19,320 4.07 $30.98 $64,430

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 6,630 5.90 $42.54 $88,480
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,880 5.67 $29.16 $60,640
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 190 5.40 $28.57 $59,420
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,460 5.00 $27.55 $57,300
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 2,940 4.89 $32.84 $68,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,870 1.71 $49.32 $102,590
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,650 2.20 $46.26 $96,220
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 280 2.57 $44.48 $92,510
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 6,630 5.90 $42.54 $88,480
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,400 0.99 $42.11 $87,590


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 49,570 2.91 0.68 $32.60 $67,800
Texas 48,880 4.04 0.94 $33.93 $70,580
Ohio 31,090 5.74 1.33 $30.38 $63,180
Michigan 30,490 7.06 1.64 $31.49 $65,500
Pennsylvania 28,110 4.81 1.12 $30.03 $62,470




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)
Wisconsin 24,840 8.72 2.03 $29.39 $61,130
Indiana 26,260 8.61 2.00 $29.20 $60,730
Arkansas 8,820 7.29 1.69 $25.69 $53,430
Michigan 30,490 7.06 1.64 $31.49 $65,500
Alabama 13,570 6.98 1.62 $29.25 $60,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,250 4.62 1.07 $39.37 $81,880
Connecticut 8,310 5.00 1.16 $36.60 $76,130
District of Columbia 200 0.28 0.06 $36.29 $75,480
Washington 14,920 4.58 1.06 $35.34 $73,510
Louisiana 9,330 4.88 1.13 $34.87 $72,530





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,430 2.26 0.52 $34.55 $71,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,340 3.16 0.73 $31.03 $64,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,270 3.94 0.91 $30.40 $63,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,110 4.73 1.10 $38.17 $79,390
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 13,620 6.91 1.61 $33.95 $70,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,130 3.68 0.85 $31.76 $66,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,980 3.72 0.86 $29.63 $61,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,850 3.46 0.80 $33.83 $70,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8,270 4.17 0.97 $37.36 $77,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,060 2.92 0.68 $33.93 $70,570