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First-Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of production and operating workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,020
25th Percentile Wage
$44,910
50th Percentile Wage
$58,870
75th Percentile Wage
$76,370
90th Percentile Wage
$97,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of production and operating workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of production and operating workers is $97,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,020. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,870
1.85% 8.20%
2016
$57,780
2.49% -
2015
$56,340
1.46% -
2014
$55,520
1.49% -
2013
$54,690
1.19% -
2012
$54,040
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Table 2. First-Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for first-line supervisors of production and operating workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $90,820. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $42,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$90,820
Mining
$71,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,980
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,590
Finance and Insurance
$65,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,130
Educational Services
$62,350
Construction
$61,890
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,190
Information
$60,460
Manufacturing
$58,040
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$57,240
Wholesale Trade
$56,980
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$55,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,720
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$48,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,850
Retail Trade
$45,160
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$42,020

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only first-line supervisors of production and operating workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,730 to $82,090. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of production and operating workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $82,090. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $34,730. For more salary information of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$82,090
Wyoming
$79,070
Washington
$68,390
Connecticut
$68,270
New Jersey
$67,470
Delaware
$67,350
New York
$64,380
Massachusetts
$64,040
West Virginia
$63,780
Colorado
$63,410
New Hampshire
$63,100
Rhode Island
$62,930
Louisiana
$62,300
South Carolina
$61,960
Virginia
$61,690
Texas
$61,500
Michigan
$61,350
Maine
$60,650
Minnesota
$60,410
Maryland
$59,950
Vermont
$59,760
California
$59,390
Pennsylvania
$59,070
Illinois
$58,670
North Dakota
$58,650
Nebraska
$58,590
Ohio
$58,570
South Dakota
$58,340
Wisconsin
$57,700
North Carolina
$57,700
Alabama
$57,290
Kansas
$57,190
Hawaii
$57,140
Kentucky
$56,610
Georgia
$56,130
Utah
$56,090
Montana
$56,070
Nevada
$55,670
Indiana
$55,500
Florida
$55,020
Missouri
$54,630
Tennessee
$54,330
New Mexico
$53,990
Oregon
$53,980
Oklahoma
$53,910
Guam
$53,780
Iowa
$53,520
Idaho
$53,490
Mississippi
$53,160
Arizona
$52,590
Virgin Islands
$51,300
Alaska
$51,260
Arkansas
$49,230
Puerto Rico
$34,730



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