Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
19,340 3.6 % $18.62 $38,720 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.09 $14.48 $17.93 $22.23 $26.43
Annual Wage (2) $25,140 $30,110 $37,300 $46,250 $54,970


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 5,390 3.98 $17.70 $36,820
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,030 0.44 $18.68 $38,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,530 0.27 $16.99 $35,330
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,350 1.68 $20.45 $42,530
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 930 0.16 $18.93 $39,380

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 5,390 3.98 $17.70 $36,820
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,350 1.68 $20.45 $42,530
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 690 1.20 $20.63 $42,900
Foundries 650 0.56 $19.94 $41,470
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 290 0.53 $20.09 $41,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $29.59 $61,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $27.62 $57,440
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
Ship and Boat Building 70 0.05 $22.55 $46,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 900 0.19 $22.28 $46,340


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 2,100 0.70 5.13 $18.65 $38,790
Ohio 1,670 0.31 2.30 $19.40 $40,360
Texas 1,630 0.14 1.01 $18.80 $39,110
Pennsylvania 1,550 0.27 1.97 $18.80 $39,100
Michigan 1,470 0.34 2.53 $18.07 $37,580




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 2,100 0.70 5.13 $18.65 $38,790
Michigan 1,470 0.34 2.53 $18.07 $37,580
Ohio 1,670 0.31 2.30 $19.40 $40,360
Arkansas 360 0.30 2.23 $17.63 $36,670
Wisconsin 790 0.28 2.07 $18.69 $38,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.03 0.25 $22.68 $47,170
Louisiana 130 0.07 0.50 $22.28 $46,350
West Virginia 70 0.11 0.79 $21.47 $44,650
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $21.40 $44,520
Arizona 280 0.10 0.76 $20.94 $43,560



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.53 3.89 $18.27 $38,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.15 1.08 $19.54 $40,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 1.57 $18.45 $38,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 420 0.50 3.66 $19.05 $39,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.67 $18.09 $37,620
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.30 $18.76 $39,030
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 270 0.25 1.88 $20.30 $42,230
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 1.63 $19.51 $40,580
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.15 1.08 $20.60 $42,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 0.87 $21.42 $44,540


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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 180 2.97 21.87 $19.84 $41,270
Columbus, IN 100 1.94 14.33 $14.72 $30,610
Springfield, OH 80 1.74 12.86 $17.60 $36,610
Jackson, MI 80 1.34 9.90 $19.32 $40,190
Albany, OR 50 1.24 9.15 $22.53 $46,860
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 1.07 7.86 $16.59 $34,500
Rockford, IL 130 0.89 6.60 $16.13 $33,560
Utica-Rome, NY 70 0.59 4.33 $20.52 $42,680
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.53 3.89 $18.27 $38,000
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.50 3.69 $21.62 $44,970


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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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.34 $27.50 $57,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.22 $24.47 $50,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.36 $24.46 $50,870
Dayton, OH 50 0.13 0.96 $23.64 $49,160
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,360
Albany, OR 50 1.24 9.15 $22.53 $46,860
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 110 0.50 3.69 $21.62 $44,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 0.87 $21.42 $44,540
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.42 3.10 $21.32 $44,340
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.27 1.96 $21.16 $44,010

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 340 2.13 15.67 $14.09 $29,310
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.65 12.16 $16.94 $35,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.90 6.62 $21.15 $43,990
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 0.97 7.18 $19.22 $39,980
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 180 0.56 4.09 $16.30 $33,910

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 340 2.13 15.67 $14.09 $29,310
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.65 12.16 $16.94 $35,230
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.40 10.34 $15.44 $32,110
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 1.33 9.83 $19.66 $40,880
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.99 7.30 $16.38 $34,070

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 0.30 2.24 $21.99 $45,730
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.23 1.66 $21.20 $44,100
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.90 6.62 $21.15 $43,990
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 3.05 $20.76 $43,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.50 $19.87 $41,330


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018