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

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 532518 -2.60 88
United States 606,900588,200 -3.10 9,5909,590

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.5416.4921.14 27.7836.0946.06
Alaska 33.4313.6717.82 28.4045.3065.79
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.8214.2920.83 28.2341.4454.60
Fairbanks North Star Borough 36.4419.1832.20 39.5045.2147.70
Southeast Region 29.2914.1318.53 26.6840.0148.00
Balance of State 34.8112.0016.74 24.2849.1672.41

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
816336 41.255.1 43.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation147
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation105
UI claimants previously working in occupation113
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 350
Number of job position postings 49
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02

 Degree
Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Meetings

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Global Supply Chain Mgmt Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Rural Utilities Business Mgmt. OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry