Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
592,830 0.4 % $28.39 $59,060 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.89 $20.31 $26.69 $34.84 $44.24
Annual Wage (2) $33,060 $42,250 $55,520 $72,460 $92,020


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 23,980 4.46 $26.08 $54,260
Grocery Stores 18,810 0.72 $21.46 $44,630
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 18,590 3.48 $27.25 $56,690
Printing and Related Support Activities 17,990 3.95 $27.77 $57,760
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 15,940 4.29 $29.31 $60,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 920 6.88 $28.01 $58,250
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,480 6.79 $41.20 $85,700
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,250 5.60 $27.19 $56,560
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 190 5.21 $24.52 $51,000
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,080 5.21 $27.39 $56,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 60 0.04 $45.95 $95,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $44.54 $92,650
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,190 1.14 $43.95 $91,420
Natural Gas Distribution 1,720 1.56 $42.27 $87,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,890 2.54 $41.40 $86,110


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 52,310 3.46 0.79 $28.62 $59,530
Texas 47,130 4.20 0.96 $31.49 $65,510
Ohio 27,630 5.31 1.21 $26.66 $55,450
Illinois 27,130 4.71 1.07 $28.33 $58,930
Pennsylvania 27,070 4.79 1.09 $28.48 $59,240



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 22,360 7.70 1.75 $26.70 $55,540
Wisconsin 19,940 7.31 1.67 $27.09 $56,350
Alabama 13,010 7.00 1.60 $26.77 $55,680
South Carolina 12,620 6.73 1.53 $29.23 $60,800
Arkansas 7,600 6.56 1.50 $24.15 $50,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,130 3.99 0.91 $36.39 $75,690
Alaska 900 2.78 0.63 $33.95 $70,620
District of Columbia 400 0.60 0.14 $33.62 $69,920
Louisiana 10,810 5.64 1.29 $32.68 $67,980
Connecticut 8,240 5.00 1.14 $32.56 $67,710




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 16,070 3.96 0.90 $27.44 $57,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,590 4.16 0.95 $28.34 $58,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,710 5.17 1.18 $35.23 $73,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,810 2.00 0.46 $31.63 $65,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,730 4.07 0.93 $27.40 $56,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,670 3.42 0.78 $29.43 $61,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,190 3.94 0.90 $29.36 $61,070
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 6,530 5.71 1.30 $29.84 $62,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,340 3.40 0.78 $31.95 $66,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,310 4.25 0.97 $27.57 $57,350