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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry profile for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Geographic profile for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

National estimates for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,540 4.2 % $ 19.98 $ 41,560 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.99 $ 15.33 $ 18.49 $ 23.05 $ 27.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,110 $ 31,890 $ 38,450 $ 47,940 $ 58,180


Industry profile for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 3,690 2.98 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,590 0.36 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 920 0.17 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
Employment Services 780 0.02 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 700 0.89 $ 25.02 $ 52,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 3,690 2.98 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 700 0.89 $ 25.02 $ 52,050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 270 0.48 $ 22.13 $ 46,030
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 220 0.41 $ 21.66 $ 45,050
Foundries 420 0.41 $ 21.16 $ 44,010

Top paying industries for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 700 0.89 $ 25.02 $ 52,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 640 0.14 $ 24.65 $ 51,260
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.04 $ 23.76 $ 49,410


Geographic profile for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,810 0.15 1.43 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Ohio 1,600 0.31 2.98 $ 19.72 $ 41,020
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.26 2.54 $ 18.45 $ 38,370
California 1,190 0.07 0.69 $ 21.85 $ 45,450
Michigan 1,110 0.27 2.65 $ 19.98 $ 41,560


Map of location quotient of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 960 0.32 3.11 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
Ohio 1,600 0.31 2.98 $ 19.72 $ 41,020
Michigan 1,110 0.27 2.65 $ 19.98 $ 41,560
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.26 2.54 $ 18.45 $ 38,370
South Carolina 480 0.23 2.26 $ 23.15 $ 48,150


Map of annual mean wages of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $ 25.52 $ 53,090
Oregon 210 0.12 1.12 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Washington 100 0.03 0.31 $ 24.72 $ 51,420
Kansas 80 0.06 0.59 $ 23.62 $ 49,140
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.30 $ 23.32 $ 48,510



Map of employment of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 690 0.16 1.59 $ 20.06 $ 41,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 2.18 $ 21.82 $ 45,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 1.65 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 0.92 $ 21.73 $ 45,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 450 0.25 2.43 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 340 0.35 3.39 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.33 3.22 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 240 0.24 2.32 $ 18.97 $ 39,460
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 200 1.05 10.15 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.18 1.76 $ 22.25 $ 46,280


Map of location quotient of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Albany, OR 50 1.18 11.39 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 200 1.05 10.15 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Springfield, OH 40 0.97 9.42 $ 17.39 $ 36,170
Jackson, MI 50 0.92 8.87 $ 21.21 $ 44,110
Rockford, IL 100 0.73 7.06 $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Canton-Massillon, OH 110 0.73 7.05 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 40 0.68 6.57 $ 15.99 $ 33,250
Battle Creek, MI 30 0.60 5.83 $ 16.89 $ 35,140
Saginaw, MI 30 0.40 3.92 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Toledo, OH 110 0.38 3.68 $ 19.28 $ 40,110


Map of annual mean wages of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Albany, OR 50 1.18 11.39 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.31 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Wichita, KS 70 0.24 2.33 $ 24.63 $ 51,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.41 $ 24.55 $ 51,070
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.35 $ 24.09 $ 50,110
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.07 0.63 $ 24.09 $ 50,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.12 $ 23.56 $ 48,990
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.33 3.19 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.19 1.87 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.05 0.46 $ 23.14 $ 48,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 410 2.78 26.97 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.85 8.23 $ 18.54 $ 38,570
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 9.58 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.79 7.69 $ 17.36 $ 36,110
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 4.21 $ 16.84 $ 35,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 410 2.78 26.97 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 9.67 (8) (8)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 9.58 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.98 9.49 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 8.27 $ 21.95 $ 45,660

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 9.58 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 8.27 $ 21.95 $ 45,660
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.40 $ 20.03 $ 41,670
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.88 $ 41,340
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 110 0.36 3.47 $ 19.77 $ 41,120


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022