Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
18,300 3.1 % $16.42 $34,150 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.30 $12.74 $15.86 $19.39 $23.44
Annual Wage (2) $21,420 $26,500 $32,990 $40,320 $48,760


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 4,950 4.16 $14.91 $31,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,540 0.37 $16.71 $34,760
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,280 1.52 $21.98 $45,710
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.61 $15.82 $32,900
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 890 1.71 $17.57 $36,550

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 4,950 4.16 $14.91 $31,000
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 890 1.71 $17.57 $36,550
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 920 1.61 $15.82 $32,900
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,280 1.52 $21.98 $45,710
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 400 1.01 $16.40 $34,110

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) 120 0.01 $26.11 $54,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,280 1.52 $21.98 $45,710
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.09 $19.95 $41,500
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $18.46 $38,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 760 0.16 $18.42 $38,310


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)
Ohio 1,910 0.39 2.70 $16.07 $33,430
Pennsylvania 1,740 0.32 2.21 $17.86 $37,140
Texas 1,630 0.16 1.13 $15.10 $31,410
Indiana 1,330 0.49 3.39 $19.30 $40,150
California 1,210 0.09 0.60 $15.83 $32,920




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 1,330 0.49 3.39 $19.30 $40,150
Ohio 1,910 0.39 2.70 $16.07 $33,430
South Carolina 600 0.34 2.38 $15.89 $33,040
Pennsylvania 1,740 0.32 2.21 $17.86 $37,140
Michigan 1,190 0.32 2.20 $15.46 $32,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 190 0.08 0.53 $24.11 $50,150
Alabama 160 0.09 0.62 $21.93 $45,620
Indiana 1,330 0.49 3.39 $19.30 $40,150
Oregon 250 0.16 1.11 $18.34 $38,140
Colorado 70 0.03 0.24 $18.23 $37,920

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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 680 0.27 1.89 $16.97 $35,300
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 1.21 $13.55 $28,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.16 1.08 $15.52 $32,290
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.49 3.43 $14.93 $31,050
Pittsburgh, PA 440 0.41 2.81 $17.35 $36,100
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 380 1.46 10.14 $23.38 $48,620
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 2.17 $16.45 $34,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 310 0.40 2.79 $13.75 $28,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.05 0.35 $15.23 $31,680
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.18 1.22 $15.68 $32,610




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 380 1.46 10.14 $23.38 $48,620
Columbus, IN 50 1.30 9.02 $14.70 $30,570
Springfield, OH 60 1.20 8.31 $15.28 $31,770
Carson City, NV 30 1.12 7.79 $15.60 $32,450
Jackson, MI 60 1.11 7.74 $16.33 $33,960
New Bedford, MA 70 1.07 7.41 $12.50 $26,000
Rockford, IL 140 1.02 7.11 $16.39 $34,100
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.97 6.72 $18.84 $39,200
York-Hanover, PA 140 0.83 5.73 $18.11 $37,670
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 90 0.80 5.56 $16.38 $34,060




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)
Mobile, AL 70 0.44 3.04 $28.37 $59,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.05 $24.11 $50,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 380 1.46 10.14 $23.38 $48,620
New Haven, CT 50 0.21 1.45 $20.67 $43,000
Denver-Aurora, CO 30 0.03 0.19 $20.50 $42,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 0.66 $20.32 $42,250
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 0.56 $20.30 $42,230
Evansville, IN-KY 110 0.68 4.71 $20.09 $41,790
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.33 2.31 $19.86 $41,310
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $19.50 $40,550

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)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.23 8.52 $13.59 $28,260
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 5.67 $16.18 $33,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.65 11.47 $16.44 $34,200
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 6.87 $23.73 $49,360
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 3.30 $14.86 $30,900

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.65 11.47 $16.44 $34,200
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.23 8.52 $13.59 $28,260
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 6.87 $23.73 $49,360
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 5.67 $16.18 $33,650
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 5.04 $18.73 $38,950

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 6.87 $23.73 $49,360
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.93 $21.17 $44,040
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 3.99 $19.70 $40,970
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.40 $19.10 $39,720
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 5.04 $18.73 $38,950


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011