Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
Metropolitan area 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)
690,910 0.4 % $22.65 $47,120 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $16.34 $21.23 $27.38 $34.67
Annual Wage (2) $26,580 $33,990 $44,160 $56,950 $72,100

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Plastics product manufacturing 29,410 $20.81 $43,290
Printing and related support activities 27,550 $23.51 $48,900
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 23,000 $23.56 $49,010
Machine shops and threaded product mfg. 15,870 $24.93 $51,850
Animal slaughtering and processing 15,730 $19.00 $39,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Wired telecommunications carriers 90 $35.96 $74,790
Power generation and supply 7,830 $35.30 $73,430
Natural gas distribution 1,680 $33.11 $68,870
Sound recording industries 60 $32.02 $66,600
Other pipeline transportation 230 $32.01 $66,580

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
Indiana 27,100 $22.47 $46,740 0.950%
Wisconsin 21,710 $23.67 $49,230 0.808%
Iowa 11,190 $21.71 $45,160 0.792%
Ohio 40,700 $22.79 $47,410 0.767%
Alabama 13,770 $21.33 $44,370 0.758%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 9,140 $26.87 $55,880 0.560%
Delaware 1,510 $26.39 $54,890 0.374%
Alaska 710 $25.86 $53,790 0.244%
Michigan 31,000 $25.86 $53,780 0.719%
New Jersey 18,000 $25.83 $53,730 0.464%

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 2,580 $21.36 $44,420 2.223%
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 2,680 $19.03 $39,580 1.647%
Terre Haute, IN MSA 820 $23.75 $49,390 1.293%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA 880 $26.78 $55,710 1.276%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA 600 $25.36 $52,750 1.254%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,270 $31.36 $65,220 0.500%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 1,320 $29.14 $60,600 0.846%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 1,030 $28.98 $60,290 0.553%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 640 $28.97 $60,260 0.749%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 350 $28.84 $59,990 0.464%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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