Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
611,800 0.4 % $30.13 $62,660 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.84 $21.59 $28.31 $36.71 $46.82
Annual Wage (2) $35,020 $44,910 $58,870 $76,370 $97,380


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 27,240 4.74 $27.78 $57,780
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 23,860 3.42 $31.25 $64,990
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 23,500 3.99 $29.58 $61,530
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 20,020 4.37 $29.65 $61,670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 18,240 3.94 $30.21 $62,830

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 6,410 5.68 $40.75 $84,770
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,670 5.66 $28.27 $58,790
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 5.63 $29.20 $60,740
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,510 5.12 $26.38 $54,860
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 2,770 4.88 $29.99 $62,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,890 1.68 $48.32 $100,510
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,610 2.21 $44.49 $92,530
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,300 0.96 $43.89 $91,280
Other Pipeline Transportation 270 3.31 $43.02 $89,490
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 330 2.76 $41.24 $85,780


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 52,290 3.13 0.73 $31.16 $64,810
Texas 47,050 3.96 0.92 $32.43 $67,450
Ohio 31,050 5.78 1.35 $29.49 $61,330
Michigan 28,150 6.58 1.53 $31.28 $65,070
Pennsylvania 27,270 4.72 1.10 $29.52 $61,390




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 23,740 8.40 1.96 $28.69 $59,660
Indiana 25,330 8.39 1.96 $28.09 $58,420
Arkansas 8,320 6.93 1.61 $25.41 $52,840
Alabama 12,880 6.70 1.56 $28.64 $59,570
Michigan 28,150 6.58 1.53 $31.28 $65,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,170 4.36 1.02 $38.41 $79,890
District of Columbia 210 0.30 0.07 $36.54 $76,000
Washington 14,400 4.52 1.05 $35.10 $73,020
Connecticut 7,970 4.82 1.12 $34.61 $71,980
Louisiana 9,930 5.22 1.22 $34.22 $71,170



<

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 14,750 3.33 0.78 $29.55 $61,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,100 4.47 1.04 $35.94 $74,760
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,930 1.93 0.45 $33.93 $70,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,880 3.52 0.82 $29.40 $61,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,740 3.72 0.87 $28.80 $59,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,600 3.45 0.80 $30.51 $63,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,540 6.12 1.43 $32.82 $68,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,450 3.86 0.90 $31.26 $65,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,960 4.23 0.98 $37.62 $78,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,870 3.47 0.81 $27.91 $58,050