Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
19,780 4.0 % $18.76 $39,010 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.82 $14.41 $17.88 $22.41 $27.54
Annual Wage (2) $24,580 $29,970 $37,180 $46,610 $57,290


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 6,300 4.56 $18.07 $37,580
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,380 0.25 $16.36 $34,030
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,310 1.56 $22.10 $45,970
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,030 0.18 $18.36 $38,190
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,020 0.21 $21.88 $45,510

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 6,300 4.56 $18.07 $37,580
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,310 1.56 $22.10 $45,970
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 750 1.24 $20.02 $41,640
Forging and Stamping 820 0.84 $18.27 $38,010
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 400 0.70 $22.33 $46,440

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 70 (7) $28.36 $59,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $26.93 $56,000
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 40 0.05 $22.33 $46,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 400 0.70 $22.33 $46,440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $22.28 $46,350


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 1,770 0.59 4.20 $21.59 $44,910
Texas 1,760 0.15 1.06 $18.86 $39,230
Ohio 1,680 0.31 2.23 $18.90 $39,320
Michigan 1,660 0.39 2.80 $17.60 $36,600
Illinois 1,540 0.26 1.85 $17.21 $35,810




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 1,770 0.59 4.20 $21.59 $44,910
Michigan 1,660 0.39 2.80 $17.60 $36,600
Arkansas 420 0.35 2.50 $16.91 $35,170
Ohio 1,680 0.31 2.23 $18.90 $39,320
Pennsylvania 1,470 0.26 1.81 $19.21 $39,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 170 0.05 0.38 $25.46 $52,960
Alabama 270 0.14 1.00 $24.67 $51,320
Virginia 130 0.03 0.24 $24.56 $51,090
Louisiana 180 0.09 0.67 $21.70 $45,130
Indiana 1,770 0.59 4.20 $21.59 $44,910





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 830 0.28 2.02 $17.73 $36,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 750 0.21 1.46 $16.96 $35,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 660 0.55 3.90 $18.59 $38,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.15 1.08 $19.64 $40,850
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 380 0.37 2.64 $18.82 $39,150
Pittsburgh, PA 360 0.32 2.25 $19.30 $40,130
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 340 0.34 2.40 $27.83 $57,880
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.36 $19.72 $41,020
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 280 0.34 2.39 $20.63 $42,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.10 0.74 $20.60 $42,840




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 190 3.14 22.30 $19.76 $41,110
Springfield, OH 80 1.76 12.48 $14.63 $30,420
Columbus, IN 80 1.57 11.18 $15.71 $32,670
Rockford, IL 180 1.22 8.67 $16.11 $33,500
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.16 8.26 $12.89 $26,820
Peoria, IL 170 0.99 7.02 $17.96 $37,360
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.80 5.67 $16.01 $33,310
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 0.79 5.58 $17.33 $36,060
Albany, OR 30 0.75 5.31 $23.65 $49,190
Mobile, AL 120 0.70 4.96 (8) (8)




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-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.41 $32.49 $67,570
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 70 0.20 1.42 $31.06 $64,600
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 340 0.34 2.40 $27.83 $57,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.33 $26.53 $55,180
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.52 $51,000
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.11 0.78 $23.89 $49,690
Albany, OR 30 0.75 5.31 $23.65 $49,190
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.36 $46,510
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.05 $45,860

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 320 1.49 10.56 $20.61 $42,870
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.31 9.27 $17.70 $36,810
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 5.66 $20.65 $42,960
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 190 0.58 4.15 $16.10 $33,490
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 8.12 $14.32 $29,780

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 140 2.07 14.68 $17.24 $35,860
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.49 10.56 $20.61 $42,870
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.31 9.30 $14.48 $30,120
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.31 9.27 $17.70 $36,810
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 8.12 $14.32 $29,780

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.06 $45,880
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 5.66 $20.65 $42,960
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 1.49 10.56 $20.61 $42,870
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.08 $41,780
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.09 $19.52 $40,610


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017