Occupational Employment Statistics


51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Directly 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. Excludes team or work leaders.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,590165$30.07/hr$20.20/hr$23.11/hr$28.03/hr$35.79/hr$44.86/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining150$31.73/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,250$29.09/hr
Financial Activities10$23.35/hr
Professional and Business Services390$31.44/hr
Education and Health Services120$21.51/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services120$28.01/hr
Public Administration520$37.13/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 160$29.23/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 220$23.80/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 230$32.84/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 380$25.56/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 450$28.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 520$30.17/hr-5.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 520$30.55/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 520$26.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 550$28.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 700$30.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 870$29.14/hr4.2%
Northwest Balance of State 1,050$27.72/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,370$29.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,590$28.03/hr9.0%
Southeast Minnesota 1,630$29.03/hr7.4%
Central Minnesota 1,700$30.04/hr11.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,950$32.26/hr-0.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,130$31.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,780$30.58/hr3.0%

  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Determine standards, budgets, production goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, or repair services.
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, or fabricators.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.