Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
610,480 0.4 % $29.54 $61,450 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.49 $21.14 $27.78 $36.09 $46.06
Annual Wage (2) $34,290 $43,970 $57,780 $75,070 $95,800


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 26,070 4.62 $26.91 $55,980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 22,550 3.89 $28.77 $59,830
Printing and Related Support Activities 17,750 3.93 $28.47 $59,220
Grocery Stores 17,490 0.65 $22.89 $47,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 16,290 0.30 $34.19 $71,110

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 5.94 $40.03 $83,260
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 760 5.78 $29.92 $62,230
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 220 5.61 $27.65 $57,510
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,280 5.27 $27.78 $57,780
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 2,060 5.22 $28.70 $59,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,750 1.55 $45.67 $94,990
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,940 1.07 $45.33 $94,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $44.26 $92,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,290 2.40 $43.21 $89,870
Other Pipeline Transportation 310 3.81 $42.80 $89,020


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 53,850 3.37 0.78 $29.99 $62,370
Texas 47,700 4.06 0.93 $32.67 $67,950
Ohio 30,310 5.68 1.31 $28.48 $59,240
Michigan 27,320 6.49 1.49 $30.50 $63,430
Pennsylvania 27,140 4.72 1.09 $29.13 $60,580




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)
Indiana 24,750 8.27 1.90 $27.35 $56,880
Wisconsin 22,580 8.05 1.85 $27.97 $58,170
Arkansas 8,400 7.05 1.62 $25.71 $53,470
Alabama 13,140 6.87 1.58 $28.35 $58,970
Mississippi 7,320 6.55 1.51 $26.82 $55,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,140 4.13 0.95 $37.49 $77,970
Washington 13,500 4.40 1.01 $34.42 $71,600
Louisiana 10,840 5.64 1.30 $34.08 $70,900
District of Columbia 260 0.37 0.08 $33.75 $70,210
Alaska 950 2.92 0.67 $33.43 $69,540





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 16,150 3.83 0.88 $28.21 $58,670
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,040 2.13 0.49 $32.32 $67,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,880 4.73 1.09 $35.70 $74,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,810 3.52 0.81 $29.79 $61,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,920 3.89 0.89 $27.66 $57,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,340 3.43 0.79 $31.27 $65,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,290 3.81 0.88 $30.21 $62,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,280 6.03 1.39 $31.98 $66,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,770 3.50 0.81 $27.92 $58,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,480 4.08 0.94 $37.48 $77,970