Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers

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Total Workforce

913k

Average Age

45.3

Estimated Job Growth

-0.306%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$61,681

Average Male Salary

$64,721

Average Female Salary

$49,621

About

Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers was $61,681 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers by wage are Private detectives & investigators, Computer support specialists, and Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists.

Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, Talladega, Cherokee, Randolph, Cleburne & Clay Counties PUMA, AL, and Huntsville City (Far Southeast) PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are Huntsville City (Far Southeast) PUMA, AL, Des Moines, Lee, Henry & Louisa Counties PUMA, IA, and Talladega, Cherokee, Randolph, Cleburne & Clay Counties PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are paid most in Northport City (North & West) PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Huntsville City (Far Southeast) PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,681

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,230

In 2017, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers earned an average of $61,681, $9,616 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers while Private detectives & investigators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.326

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Plastics product manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Not specified utilities, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

913k

2017 Workforce

± 23,388

1.87%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.57%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers has been growing at a rate of 1.87%, from 896,322 people in 2016 to 913,097 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers at  8.32%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 3.77% and Plastics product manufacturing with 3.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers in the US. The average age of male Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers in the workforce is 45.4 and of female Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is White.

Gender Composition

729k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 20,914

184k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,520

79.9% of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

77% of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

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Age by Gender

45.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.344

44.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.719

The median age of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 0.478 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is Business but a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Management of Personnel Resources, and Time Management. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are expected to see a growth of -0.306% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-0.306%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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