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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,290
25th Percentile Wage
$43,970
50th Percentile Wage
$57,780
75th Percentile Wage
$75,070
90th Percentile Wage
$95,800

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 $95,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,290. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 179% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of production and operating workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,7802.49%6.47%
201556,3401.46%-
201455,5201.49%-
201354,6901.19%-
201254,040--

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 $88,360. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $41,900).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$88,360
Mining
$74,760
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,900
Finance and Insurance
$62,450
Educational Services
$62,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,860
Information
$60,310
Construction
$60,250
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,120
Manufacturing
$58,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,520
Wholesale Trade
$56,120
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,950
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$48,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,580
Retail Trade
$45,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,610
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,900

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 $35,940 to $77,780. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of production and operating workers is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $77,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,940. 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
Wyoming
$77,780
District of Columbia
$75,220
Washington
$66,980
New Jersey
$65,780
Connecticut
$64,780
Massachusetts
$63,090
Rhode Island
$62,930
Delaware
$62,620
New York
$62,360
Texas
$62,170
Louisiana
$61,900
Virginia
$61,800
Colorado
$61,670
South Carolina
$60,900
New Hampshire
$60,540
Maryland
$60,100
Michigan
$59,550
Vermont
$59,360
Illinois
$59,140
Alaska
$59,080
West Virginia
$58,540
Minnesota
$58,520
North Dakota
$58,420
Pennsylvania
$58,120
Maine
$57,880
Ohio
$57,250
California
$57,240
South Dakota
$56,580
Wisconsin
$56,420
Alabama
$56,340
North Carolina
$56,080
Nebraska
$56,060
Hawaii
$55,980
Kansas
$55,820
Utah
$55,720
Montana
$55,100
Nevada
$54,910
Oregon
$54,620
Indiana
$54,470
Florida
$54,400
Kentucky
$54,190
Georgia
$54,010
Missouri
$53,630
Oklahoma
$53,160
Tennessee
$52,450
Iowa
$52,430
Arizona
$52,330
New Mexico
$51,920
Idaho
$51,890
Mississippi
$51,670
Arkansas
$49,450
Virgin Islands
$47,870
Guam
$44,560
Puerto Rico
$35,940


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