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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
631,100 0.4 % $31.35 $65,220 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.66 $22.70 $29.48 $37.90 $48.17
Annual Wage (2) $36,740 $47,230 $61,310 $78,830 $100,200


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 28,580 4.81 $28.97 $60,250
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 25,760 3.42 $31.43 $65,380
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 24,000 3.98 $31.49 $65,500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 20,920 4.26 $30.75 $63,970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 20,270 4.18 $31.05 $64,590

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 6,930 6.18 $43.17 $89,780
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 180 6.18 $29.91 $62,210
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,680 5.45 $29.41 $61,170
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,480 5.10 $28.97 $60,250
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,090 5.10 $30.26 $62,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 390 3.29 $53.12 $110,480
Natural Gas Distribution 1,990 1.82 $50.77 $105,600
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,020 2.09 $47.80 $99,420
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,450 1.03 $45.06 $93,720
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 6,930 6.18 $43.17 $89,780


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)
Texas 50,230 4.04 0.94 $33.03 $68,700
California 49,390 2.84 0.66 $33.31 $69,280
Ohio 32,460 5.96 1.39 $30.95 $64,370
Michigan 31,100 7.16 1.67 $31.90 $66,340
Pennsylvania 28,030 4.75 1.11 $30.09 $62,590




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 24,910 8.68 2.02 $30.44 $63,320
Indiana 24,450 7.95 1.85 $30.24 $62,910
Arkansas 8,860 7.28 1.69 $26.19 $54,470
Alabama 14,250 7.22 1.68 $30.31 $63,050
Michigan 31,100 7.16 1.67 $31.90 $66,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,310 4.77 1.11 $40.41 $84,040
District of Columbia 290 0.39 0.09 $39.65 $82,460
Connecticut 8,530 5.12 1.19 $37.61 $78,240
Rhode Island 2,390 4.94 1.15 $36.31 $75,520
Louisiana 9,760 5.08 1.18 $35.75 $74,360





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 20,920 2.17 0.50 $34.47 $71,700
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,800 4.23 0.99 $30.98 $64,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,070 3.06 0.71 $32.12 $66,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,880 4.88 1.13 $37.04 $77,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 13,450 6.79 1.58 $34.10 $70,930
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,350 3.65 0.85 $31.34 $65,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,290 3.75 0.87 $30.71 $63,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,510 3.31 0.77 $34.17 $71,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8,470 4.19 0.98 $37.15 $77,260
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,220 2.94 0.68 $34.63 $72,040