Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
19,690 3.6 % $18.77 $39,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $14.55 $18.04 $22.48 $26.61
Annual Wage (2) $25,580 $30,260 $37,520 $46,750 $55,340


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 5,200 3.74 $17.65 $36,710
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,090 0.44 $18.05 $37,550
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,670 0.28 $16.93 $35,210
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,390 1.70 $20.77 $43,210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.52 $20.24 $42,100

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 5,200 3.74 $17.65 $36,710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,390 1.70 $20.77 $43,210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.52 $20.24 $42,100
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 400 0.70 $19.79 $41,150
Foundries 650 0.56 $19.86 $41,310

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) 60 (7) $28.26 $58,780
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $25.73 $53,530
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 790 0.16 $24.22 $50,380
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.04 $24.15 $50,240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 70 0.02 $21.47 $44,660


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)
Indiana 2,340 0.77 5.65 $18.82 $39,140
Texas 2,050 0.17 1.24 $18.49 $38,470
Michigan 1,710 0.40 2.91 $17.52 $36,430
Ohio 1,590 0.29 2.16 $18.23 $37,930
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.26 1.93 $19.94 $41,480




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 2,340 0.77 5.65 $18.82 $39,140
Michigan 1,710 0.40 2.91 $17.52 $36,430
Arkansas 480 0.40 2.91 $18.63 $38,750
Kentucky 640 0.34 2.49 $18.15 $37,750
Ohio 1,590 0.29 2.16 $18.23 $37,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 80 0.02 0.18 $24.73 $51,430
Oregon 270 0.14 1.04 $21.70 $45,150
Massachusetts 430 0.12 0.88 $21.25 $44,190
North Carolina 410 0.09 0.69 $20.63 $42,920
Vermont 40 0.12 0.88 $20.52 $42,680





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,210 0.26 1.91 $18.73 $38,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,030 0.34 2.53 $17.78 $36,980
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 920 0.47 3.45 $16.83 $35,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 780 0.13 0.93 $21.00 $43,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 1.26 $19.90 $41,390
Pittsburgh, PA 370 0.32 2.34 $18.81 $39,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 350 0.04 0.27 $18.56 $38,610
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 340 0.31 2.30 $20.80 $43,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 320 0.31 2.27 $18.35 $38,170
Lexington-Fayette, KY 320 1.16 8.53 $17.53 $36,460




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)
Muskegon, MI 240 3.75 27.58 $20.64 $42,930
Columbus, IN 100 1.96 14.40 $14.82 $30,830
Jackson, MI 80 1.38 10.12 $20.56 $42,760
Albany, OR 60 1.27 9.31 $23.04 $47,910
Lexington-Fayette, KY 320 1.16 8.53 $17.53 $36,460
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 130 1.00 7.35 $17.24 $35,860
Longview, TX 80 0.91 6.69 $17.17 $35,710
Reading, PA 160 0.90 6.65 $25.54 $53,110
Morristown, TN 40 0.88 6.48 $18.97 $39,450
Rockford, IL 80 0.54 3.97 $17.34 $36,070




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 0.25 $25.68 $53,420
Reading, PA 160 0.90 6.65 $25.54 $53,110
Mobile, AL 50 0.30 2.23 $25.29 $52,590
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.33 2.41 $23.73 $49,350
Albany, OR 60 1.27 9.31 $23.04 $47,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 0.34 $23.00 $47,840
New Haven, CT 50 0.17 1.24 $22.55 $46,910
Asheville, NC (8) (8) (8) $22.35 $46,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.02 0.17 $22.34 $46,470
Lancaster, PA 100 0.42 3.07 $22.14 $46,050

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.96 14.43 $15.59 $32,430
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.74 5.42 $20.46 $42,570
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 180 0.53 3.89 $16.28 $33,860
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.89 13.88 $17.46 $36,310
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.37 17.41 $19.65 $40,880

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.37 17.41 $19.65 $40,880
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.96 14.43 $15.59 $32,430
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.89 13.88 $17.46 $36,310
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 6.90 $16.26 $33,820
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 6.43 $17.88 $37,190

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.32 $23.07 $47,980
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 4.70 $22.07 $45,900
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.08 $43,850
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.89 $20.62 $42,890
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.74 5.42 $20.46 $42,570


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019