Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers

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2019 Workforce
774k
Average Age
44.5
Estimated Job Growth
−0.308%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$60,924
Average Male Salary
$64,632
Average Female Salary
$46,845

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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 $60,924 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers by wage are Speechlanguage pathologists, Construction & building inspectors, and Private detectives & investigators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange & Steuben Counties PUMA, IN, Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN, and Berrien County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are Laclede, Polk, Benton, Dallas & Hickory Counties PUMA, MO, Chilton, Tallapoosa, Chambers & Coosa Counties PUMA, AL, and Ross & Fayette Counties PUMA, OH.

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 Oil & gas extraction. Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are paid most in North of FM-1960, West of I-45 & East of TX-249 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Laclede, Polk, Benton, Dallas & Hickory Counties PUMA, MO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,924
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,081

In 2019, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers earned an average of $60,924, $5,400 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Private detectives & investigators make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers while Speechlanguage pathologists 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

0.321
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

774k
2019 Workforce
± 21,544
−13.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.39%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers has been declining at a rate of −13.3%, from 892,465 people in 2018 to 773,969 people in 2019.

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  9.69%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.76% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 3.49%.

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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 44.7 and of female Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

613k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 19,178
161k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,856

79.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

63.9% of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, White (Hispanic) 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

44.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.371
43.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.762

The median age of Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers is 44.5, and Male employees are generally 0.95 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 Active Listening, Time Management, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Selection, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers are expected to see a growth of −0.308% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.
−0.308%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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