Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,500 3.3 % $17.27 $35,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $13.21 $16.66 $20.74 $25.16
Annual Wage (2) $22,290 $27,480 $34,660 $43,130 $52,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 6,100 4.47 $16.02 $33,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,630 1.79 $21.37 $44,460
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,370 0.26 $16.13 $33,560
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,310 0.48 $16.95 $35,260
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,070 0.29 $15.41 $32,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 6,100 4.47 $16.02 $33,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,630 1.79 $21.37 $44,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 950 1.63 $17.67 $36,750
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 720 1.16 $18.86 $39,220
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 570 1.02 $18.29 $38,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $26.57 $55,260
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,630 1.79 $21.37 $44,460
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 210 0.08 $20.67 $43,000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 820 0.16 $20.62 $42,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $20.45 $42,530


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,230 0.56 3.45 $17.16 $35,690
Texas 2,080 0.19 1.17 $17.17 $35,720
Ohio 1,960 0.38 2.36 $16.91 $35,180
Indiana 1,750 0.61 3.77 $19.22 $39,970
Pennsylvania 1,620 0.29 1.78 $17.81 $37,050




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 1,750 0.61 3.77 $19.22 $39,970
Michigan 2,230 0.56 3.45 $17.16 $35,690
South Carolina 740 0.41 2.51 $16.62 $34,570
Ohio 1,960 0.38 2.36 $16.91 $35,180
Pennsylvania 1,620 0.29 1.78 $17.81 $37,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 100 0.04 0.26 $21.22 $44,140
Connecticut 290 0.18 1.10 $20.68 $43,010
Louisiana 240 0.13 0.79 $19.57 $40,700
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.70 $19.42 $40,390
Indiana 1,750 0.61 3.77 $19.22 $39,970





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.37 2.29 $17.49 $36,390
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 950 0.85 5.26 $14.09 $29,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.18 1.14 $15.48 $32,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 1.18 $16.45 $34,210
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 650 0.64 3.96 $15.41 $32,050
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.72 4.45 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 460 0.41 2.53 $18.44 $38,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.31 1.94 $17.02 $35,410
Fort Wayne, IN 290 1.42 8.75 $19.28 $40,100
Peoria, IL 290 1.58 9.75 $17.87 $37,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Peoria, IL 290 1.58 9.75 $17.87 $37,170
Canton-Massillon, OH 250 1.50 9.25 $18.96 $39,440
Rockford, IL 210 1.48 9.15 $16.85 $35,050
Fort Wayne, IN 290 1.42 8.75 $19.28 $40,100
Columbus, IN 60 1.38 8.48 $14.04 $29,200
Jackson, MI 80 1.35 8.29 $19.39 $40,340
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 220 1.02 6.27 $17.07 $35,510
Mobile, AL 140 0.86 5.31 $15.99 $33,250
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 950 0.85 5.26 $14.09 $29,310
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.85 5.23 $23.60 $49,100




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waterbury, CT 50 0.82 5.04 $29.66 $61,680
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 50 0.10 0.62 $24.67 $51,310
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.85 5.23 $23.60 $49,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 0.62 $23.33 $48,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,370
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 140 0.14 0.87 $22.89 $47,620
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 60 0.41 2.51 $21.81 $45,370
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 70 0.13 0.81 $21.32 $44,340
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 1.11 $20.98 $43,650
Erie, PA 70 0.55 3.39 $20.17 $41,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.47 9.04 $17.80 $37,030
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.28 7.87 $16.59 $34,500
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 6.48 $14.35 $29,850
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.82 5.03 $18.55 $38,590
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.47 2.88 $19.04 $39,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.51 9.34 $16.53 $34,380
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.47 9.04 $17.80 $37,030
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 190 1.28 7.87 $16.59 $34,500
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 6.48 $14.35 $29,850
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.99 6.12 $16.09 $33,470

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 1.89 $22.06 $45,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 2.43 $19.58 $40,720
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.85 $19.54 $40,650
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.21 $19.42 $40,390
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.47 2.88 $19.04 $39,590


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014