Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
262k
Average Age
47
Estimated Job Growth
2.66%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$68,907
Average Male Salary
$69,410
Average Female Salary
$62,319

About

Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are most often employed by the Car Dealers industry. The average yearly wage for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers was $68,907 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers by wage are Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians, Millwrights, and Firstline enlisted military supervisors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, Williamson County (West)Cedar Park & Leander Cities PUMA, TX, and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are Russell, Pike, Barbour, Macon & Bullock Counties PUMA, AL, Victoria & Calhoun Counties PUMA, TX, and Sarasota County (East) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Car Dealers is the industry that employs the most Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, by average wage, is Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products. Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are paid most in Houston (Southeast), Pasadena (Southeast), La Porte (South) & Seabrook (East) Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Russell, Pike, Barbour, Macon & Bullock Counties PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,907
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,970

In 2020, Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers earned an average of $68,907, $12,954 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline enlisted military supervisors make somewhat more than Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers while Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.28
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.28, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, by average wage, are Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

262k
2020 Workforce
± 12,555
−2.05%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.88%

The number of people employed as Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers has been declining at a rate of −2.05%, from 267,463 people in 2019 to 261,987 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers employed by various industries. Car Dealers employs the largest share of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers at  7.56%, followed by Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 5.98% and Wired telecommunications carriers with 4.32%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers in the US. The average age of male Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers in the workforce is 47.3 and of female Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

243k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,103
18.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,347

92.9% of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.6% of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.65% of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers.

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Age by Sex

47.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.593
43.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.24

The median age of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers is 47, and Male employees are generally 3.38 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers are expected to see a growth of 2.66% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.
2.66%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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