First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
44%
risk level
POLLING
55%
Based on 22 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$63,510
or $30.53 per hour
Volume
659,930
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.7/10

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Automation risk

44% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

55% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 44% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers' job openings is expected to rise 1.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers' was $63,510, or $30 per hour

'First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers' were paid 37.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 659,930 people employed as 'First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.45% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 224 people are employed as 'First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 51-1011.00

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Comments

Victor Chen says
I consider that this kind of work will be take by AI or not is very conditional. Some production line is repetitive and very simple but the others are very complicated and rely on human' s judgement. Thus I think there is no correct answer for this kind of work will be replace by AI or not.
Aug 15, 2020 at 12:02 PM
George (Highly likely) says
I am from this industry and i can see that the tasks are repetitive and fairly simple to perform. Basically it exhibits patterns that can be automated
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:28 PM

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