Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
580,620 0.4 % $27.96 $58,150 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.72 $20.05 $26.29 $34.31 $43.42
Annual Wage (2) $32,700 $41,710 $54,690 $71,350 $90,310


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 23,460 4.46 $25.79 $53,630
Grocery Stores 18,420 0.72 $20.88 $43,430
Printing and Related Support Activities 17,770 3.89 $27.22 $56,620
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,870 3.35 $26.73 $55,600
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 15,910 4.34 $28.72 $59,740

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 870 7.14 $26.90 $55,950
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,180 6.45 $40.84 $84,950
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 3,310 5.87 $26.72 $55,570
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,270 5.51 $27.60 $57,400
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 7,310 5.35 $26.36 $54,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 50 0.04 $50.68 $105,410
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,020 1.05 $43.06 $89,560
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 7,180 6.45 $40.84 $84,950
Natural Gas Distribution 1,610 1.48 $40.36 $83,950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,400 2.43 $39.87 $82,920


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 50,730 3.45 0.79 $28.34 $58,960
Texas 46,640 4.27 0.98 $29.92 $62,240
Illinois 27,850 4.88 1.11 $27.99 $58,230
Ohio 27,630 5.39 1.23 $26.46 $55,030
Pennsylvania 26,520 4.72 1.08 $28.36 $58,980




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 22,100 7.74 1.77 $26.19 $54,470
Alabama 13,060 7.08 1.62 $26.75 $55,630
Wisconsin 18,860 6.97 1.59 $27.01 $56,170
South Carolina 11,500 6.30 1.44 $28.63 $59,550
Mississippi 6,810 6.29 1.44 $24.17 $50,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 920 2.86 0.65 $37.15 $77,270
Wyoming 1,150 4.12 0.94 $34.93 $72,660
Connecticut 7,920 4.84 1.11 $32.53 $67,650
Louisiana 10,420 5.53 1.26 $32.32 $67,220
District of Columbia 370 0.55 0.13 $31.99 $66,530





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,910 4.30 0.98 $28.03 $58,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,530 3.91 0.89 $27.69 $57,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 14,580 5.29 1.21 $34.54 $71,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,400 1.98 0.45 $31.71 $65,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,040 3.92 0.89 $27.48 $57,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,890 3.67 0.84 $27.39 $56,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,610 4.25 0.97 $28.38 $59,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,490 3.53 0.81 $31.70 $65,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,390 4.40 1.00 $27.20 $56,580
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 6,080 5.47 1.25 $29.96 $62,320