Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers

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. Exclude team or work leaders.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
700,490 0.4 % $22.08 $45,920 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.26 $15.74 $20.64 $26.90 $34.20
Annual Wage (2) $25,500 $32,740 $42,930 $55,950 $71,130

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Plastics product manufacturing 30,100 $19.92 $41,440 1 157
Printing and related support activities 26,760 $23.28 $48,420 2 72
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 23,080 $23.12 $48,100 3 77
Animal slaughtering and processing 16,070 $18.29 $38,030 4 195
Architectural and structural metals mfg. 15,110 $21.56 $44,840 5 118

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 8,620 $35.93 $74,730 22 1
Wired telecommunications carriers 160 $35.06 $72,920 197 2
Other pipeline transportation 200 $33.29 $69,240 189 3
Telecommunications resellers 60 $32.26 $67,100 224 4
Natural gas distribution 1,480 $31.89 $66,330 110 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Indiana 28,010 $22.19 $46,160 0.982% 161
Iowa 11,560 $20.81 $43,290 0.818% 155
Wisconsin 21,780 $22.79 $47,400 0.809% 156
Arkansas 8,890 $18.29 $38,040 0.793% 169
Ohio 41,140 $21.98 $45,720 0.768% 176

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 530 $27.17 $56,520 0.185% 91
Connecticut 9,460 $26.16 $54,410 0.576% 150
Michigan 32,020 $25.69 $53,440 0.734% 139
New Jersey 18,810 $25.48 $53,000 0.488% 195
Washington 11,170 $24.10 $50,120 0.436% 186

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 2,230 $20.52 $42,680 1.943%
Sheboygan, WI MSA 930 $19.04 $39,600 1.601%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA 1,030 $25.70 $53,460 1.475%
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 2,410 $18.58 $38,650 1.471%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA 640 $24.82 $51,630 1.333%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 5,170 $30.24 $62,900 0.579%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 350 $28.60 $59,480 0.474%
Detroit, MI PMSA 14,090 $28.10 $58,450 0.700%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 1,030 $27.94 $58,120 0.724%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,910 $27.84 $57,910 0.292%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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