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Working As A First-Line Production Supervisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A First-Line Production Supervisor does

  • Supervised for four years a staff of five teamsters in the manufacture of bulk pharmaceuticals according to FDA requirements.
  • Set assignments and production sequences.
  • Inspected precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.
  • Maintain standards in the areas of housekeeping, safety, attendance, operational discipline, and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  • Managed, directed, coordinated, and controlled the professional efforts of salaried and hourly employees in production operations.
  • Facilitated production planning and scheduling, timekeeping/attendance, and evaluations, while ensuring production expectations were met during each shift.
  • Lead Associate, First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Served on initial QACCP team.
  • Direct throughput of material from the production floor in a timely manner to deliver according to customer expectations.
  • Handle any emergency situations that may arise within the unit.
  • Enforced that OSHA standards are being maintained.
  • Supervised 30 to 35 people in assembly line production and quality/inventory control.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Interpreted specifications, blueprints, job orders and company policies and procedures.
  • Supervised 30-40 sewing machine operators, maintained a good safe environment, a good level of quality and excellent cost performance.
  • Authorized expenditures of $500,000 per year for manufacturing parts under the Customer Service Program.
  • Monitor the development of my direct reports.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Resolved worker problems and complaints.
  • Attended a comprehensive GMP training program in New Jersey; learned pharmaceutical manufacturing and equipment validation protocols.

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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$44,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$135,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Copper River Seafoods, Inc.
Highest Paying City
Milford, CT
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a First-Line Production Supervisor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a First-Line Production Supervisor in the United States is $77,566 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $135,000.

Real First-Line Production Supervisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Boca Raton, FL Jan 14, 2013 $162,953
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers M+W Zander U.S. Operations, Inc. Watervliet, NY Mar 25, 2014 $105,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK Jul 19, 2012 $90,704
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Urethane Products Corporation Huntington Beach, CA Mar 05, 2013 $90,106
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Frontier Dental Laboratories Inc. Brea, CA May 20, 2013 $80,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Queen Apparel Ny Inc. New York, NY Sep 24, 2013 $78,395
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operation Workers Biogen IDEC Cambridge, MA May 25, 2012 $77,000 -
$86,783
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Top Drawer Custom Cabinetry New Rochelle, NY Jul 17, 2013 $77,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Wear Me Apparel LLC New York, NY May 30, 2013 $76,835
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Intermarket Apparel LLC New York, NY May 10, 2013 $76,835
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Maverick Dental Solutions, LLC Export, PA Feb 05, 2013 $75,000
First Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Christofferson Welding Vernal, UT Jul 17, 2012 $74,422
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Andrews Products, Inc. Mount Prospect, IL Feb 14, 2014 $74,006
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers New Direction Sport, Inc. Lyndhurst, NJ Feb 01, 2012 $74,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Hera Collections, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2014 $66,893
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Tri-Star Dyeing and Finishing, Inc. Santa Fe Springs, CA Jan 07, 2014 $66,893
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers JSW Steel USA, Inc. Baytown, TX Oct 10, 2012 $66,206
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers JSW Steel USA, Inc. Baytown, TX Sep 25, 2012 $66,206
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Baker Hughes, Inc. Broussard, LA Jul 27, 2012 $65,416
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers JMP Engineering, Inc. Dallas, TX Mar 10, 2014 $65,270 -
$120,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Lantmannen Unibake Saint Petersburg, FL Mar 15, 2013 $65,187
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Little Escargot, LLC DBA Mayle New York, NY Nov 15, 2012 $64,002
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Jireh America, LLC. Montgomery, AL Feb 20, 2013 $59,800
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production Bordeaux Fascination With Color Los Angeles, CA Apr 12, 2012 $59,563
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Marshall Durbin Co. Hattiesburg, MS Sep 06, 2013 $59,176
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production S.H, Abbot, Inc. New York, NY Jun 17, 2011 $58,781
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers New Jersey Headwear Corp. Newark, NJ May 24, 2011 $58,707
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Surlean Foods San Antonio, TX Dec 04, 2012 $58,656
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Architectural Stone Accents Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 16, 2013 $58,436
First-Line Supervisor of Production and Operating Workers Dongwon Autopart Technology Alabama, LLC Luverne, AL Aug 31, 2012 $57,762

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Top Skills for A First-Line Production Supervisor

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. System Operators
  3. Inspectors
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  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.
  • Maintained work orders via computer documentation and studied production schedules and estimated worker-hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Inspected precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.
  • Set daily operations objectives and directed maintenance as needed in order to meet production goals.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet maintenance goals.

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Top 10 Best States for First-Line Production Supervisors

  1. Connecticut
  2. West Virginia
  3. Rhode Island
  4. South Carolina
  5. Wyoming
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Louisiana
  8. New Jersey
  9. Texas
  10. Michigan
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First-Line Production Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

69.7%

Female

22.8%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Mandarin

14.3%

Portuguese

14.3%

Korean

14.3%

Cantonese

14.3%
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First-Line Production Supervisor Education

Schools

Purdue University

7.4%

Salisbury University

7.4%

Wenatchee Valley College

7.4%

Lehigh University

7.4%

Ohio State University

7.4%

John A Logan College

7.4%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

7.4%

DeVry University-Illinois

3.7%

Victoria College

3.7%

Motlow State Community College

3.7%

University of Florida

3.7%

Lincoln Technical Institute

3.7%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.7%

Northeast Alabama Community College

3.7%

Northwest Missouri State University

3.7%

Central Virginia Community College

3.7%

Catawba Valley Community College

3.7%

Excelsior College

3.7%

University of Maryland - University College

3.7%

Art Institute of Philadelphia

3.7%
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Majors

Business

27.6%

Management

10.3%

Chemical Engineering

6.9%

Liberal Arts

6.9%

Mechanical Engineering

5.2%

General Studies

5.2%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

Drafting And Design

3.4%

Information Technology

3.4%

Manufacturing Engineering

3.4%

Computer Science

3.4%

Operations Management

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Systems Engineering

1.7%

Science, Technology, And Society

1.7%

Psychology

1.7%

Information Sciences

1.7%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

1.7%

Mental Health Counseling

1.7%

Nursing Assistants

1.7%
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Degrees

Other

33.7%

Bachelors

33.7%

Associate

12.6%

Masters

11.6%

Certificate

4.2%

Diploma

3.2%

Doctorate

1.1%
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