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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
16,550 3.7 % $ 20.04 $ 41,680 1.2 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.13 $ 15.61 $ 19.00 $ 23.44 $ 28.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,310 $ 32,460 $ 39,530 $ 48,760 $ 59,700


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

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 4,690 3.57 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,800 0.40 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,450 1.74 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 820 0.11 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 730 0.21 $ 21.99 $ 45,740

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 4,690 3.57 $ 18.78 $ 39,060
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,450 1.74 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 610 1.03 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 370 0.68 $ 20.42 $ 42,470
Foundries 650 0.61 $ 20.38 $ 42,390

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)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 30.11 $ 62,620
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,450 1.74 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 620 0.12 $ 23.93 $ 49,780
Ship and Boat Building 70 0.05 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 730 0.21 $ 21.99 $ 45,740


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

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.





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)
Ohio 1,780 0.35 2.91 $ 20.87 $ 43,400
Texas 1,580 0.13 1.09 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Michigan 1,390 0.35 2.97 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Indiana 1,200 0.41 3.46 $ 21.09 $ 43,880
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.21 1.80 $ 21.00 $ 43,670




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 1,200 0.41 3.46 $ 21.09 $ 43,880
Michigan 1,390 0.35 2.97 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Ohio 1,780 0.35 2.91 $ 20.87 $ 43,400
Oklahoma 410 0.26 2.19 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Connecticut 350 0.23 1.90 $ 21.93 $ 45,620




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 90 0.03 0.21 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
South Carolina 360 0.18 1.51 $ 24.39 $ 50,730
Oregon 270 0.15 1.23 $ 24.03 $ 49,980
Washington 170 0.05 0.44 $ 23.17 $ 48,190
Kansas 110 0.08 0.69 $ 23.06 $ 47,960





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 810 0.19 1.56 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 780 0.44 3.70 $ 18.75 $ 38,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 780 0.26 2.21 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 630 0.11 0.90 $ 23.23 $ 48,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 0.96 $ 17.69 $ 36,790
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 360 0.36 3.06 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 340 1.78 14.98 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.26 2.18 $ 20.47 $ 42,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 240 0.30 2.53 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.09 0.73 $ 21.10 $ 43,880




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)
Columbus, IN 100 2.15 18.05 (8) (8)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 340 1.78 14.98 (8) (8)
Albany, OR 60 1.40 11.75 $ 26.59 $ 55,310
Rockford, IL 170 1.28 10.78 $ 17.85 $ 37,140
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 1.01 8.47 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
Jackson, MI 40 0.92 7.76 $ 22.52 $ 46,850
Reading, PA 150 0.89 7.47 (8) (8)
Canton-Massillon, OH 110 0.68 5.74 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.66 5.58 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.48 4.06 $ 17.89 $ 37,210




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)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.24 2.05 $ 37.53 $ 78,060
Albany, OR 60 1.40 11.75 $ 26.59 $ 55,310
Wichita, KS 70 0.23 1.97 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Oklahoma City, OK 80 0.13 1.13 $ 24.52 $ 51,000
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $ 24.22 $ 50,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.11 0.91 $ 24.15 $ 50,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 0.49 $ 24.09 $ 50,120
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.17 1.41 $ 23.73 $ 49,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 1.47 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 23.31 $ 48,480

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 200 1.34 11.30 $ 16.61 $ 34,560
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.91 7.61 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 7.21 $ 20.22 $ 42,050
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 7.50 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 4.32 $ 16.69 $ 34,720

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 200 1.34 11.30 $ 16.61 $ 34,560
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 7.82 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.91 7.61 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 7.50 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 7.21 $ 20.22 $ 42,050

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.91 7.61 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.61 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.69 $ 45,120
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.89 7.50 $ 21.58 $ 44,880
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.65 $ 20.64 $ 42,920


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021