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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 1,47080$34.85/hr$22.33/hr$26.44/hr$32.17/hr$38.70/hr$49.24/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining130$37.84/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,410$35.97/hr
Professional and Business Services530$38.62/hr
Education and Health Services100$23.39/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$17.82/hr
Other Services170$30.79/hr
Public Administration420$40.31/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 200$38.76/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 220$35.54/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 320$32.17/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 430$30.81/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 480$30.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 500$33.14/hr-1.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 510$32.45/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 540$33.12/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 570$31.96/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 780$31.10/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 980$30.90/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,100$30.95/hr5.4%
Southwest Minnesota 1,140$32.45/hr3.7%
Southeast Balance of State 1,270$33.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,470$32.17/hr5.5%
Central Minnesota 1,710$32.62/hr4.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,950$34.59/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,350$34.65/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,990$32.94/hr3.7%

  • Keep records of employees' attendance and hours worked.
  • Calculate labor and equipment requirements and production specifications, using standard formulas.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Maintain operations data, such as time, production, and cost records, and prepare management reports of production results.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, or fabricators.
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Determine standards, budgets, production goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers.