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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.1316.8421.59 28.3136.7146.82
Alaska 30.0312.0015.38 24.6440.5456.67
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.3414.7820.86 28.8043.7260.02
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.1125.3534.66 41.3946.3548.68
Southeast Region 29.9114.2018.96 28.8040.2047.55
Balance of State 26.6110.6612.85 17.6334.6461.93

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,120591 52.853.5 42.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation134
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation86
UI claimants previously working in occupation120
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 385
Number of job position postings 53
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.3

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

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry (8 Hours)
Confined Space Rescue (16 Hours)

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

Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

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

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Conducting Meetings

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Confined Space Entry/011

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry Certificate

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