Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
20,980 3.6 % $17.72 $36,850 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.01 $13.56 $16.98 $21.16 $25.87
Annual Wage (2) $22,900 $28,200 $35,320 $44,010 $53,820


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 6,640 4.81 $16.54 $34,410
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,340 0.25 $16.80 $34,950
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,160 1.27 $21.28 $44,250
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,130 0.41 $17.44 $36,280
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 960 0.26 $16.21 $33,710

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 6,640 4.81 $16.54 $34,410
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 870 1.44 $20.33 $42,280
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 830 1.40 $18.78 $39,070
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,160 1.27 $21.28 $44,250
Forging and Stamping 760 0.77 $18.58 $38,650

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) 80 (7) $26.92 $55,990
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,160 1.27 $21.28 $44,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 950 0.19 $20.80 $43,270
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 210 0.08 $20.73 $43,110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.14 $20.46 $42,560


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)
Texas 2,260 0.20 1.29 $17.14 $35,660
Ohio 1,930 0.37 2.39 $17.30 $35,980
Indiana 1,920 0.66 4.27 $20.74 $43,150
Michigan 1,830 0.45 2.90 $16.24 $33,790
Illinois 1,760 0.31 1.97 $16.03 $33,350



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 1,920 0.66 4.27 $20.74 $43,150
Michigan 1,830 0.45 2.90 $16.24 $33,790
South Carolina 700 0.37 2.41 $17.67 $36,760
Ohio 1,930 0.37 2.39 $17.30 $35,980
Illinois 1,760 0.31 1.97 $16.03 $33,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 350 0.19 1.20 $22.62 $47,060
Virginia 190 0.05 0.34 $21.25 $44,210
Indiana 1,920 0.66 4.27 $20.74 $43,150
Washington 280 0.10 0.61 $20.55 $42,740
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $20.42 $42,470




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 1,440 0.51 3.25 $16.77 $34,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.25 1.60 $15.59 $32,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.19 1.25 $17.03 $35,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 770 0.67 4.34 $15.61 $32,470
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 520 0.51 3.29 $15.97 $33,220
Pittsburgh, PA 510 0.45 2.93 $19.10 $39,730
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 340 0.36 2.32 $21.48 $44,670
Peoria, IL 300 1.68 10.82 $16.96 $35,270
Fort Wayne, IN 280 1.37 8.83 $19.23 $40,000
Rockford, IL 260 1.80 11.58 $16.58 $34,480



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)
Rockford, IL 260 1.80 11.58 $16.58 $34,480
Peoria, IL 300 1.68 10.82 $16.96 $35,270
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 90 1.50 9.69 $19.68 $40,940
Canton-Massillon, OH 240 1.42 9.16 $19.28 $40,110
Fort Wayne, IN 280 1.37 8.83 $19.23 $40,000
Jackson, MI 70 1.25 8.07 $19.61 $40,790
Columbus, IN 60 1.19 7.68 $15.74 $32,730
Mobile, AL 120 0.74 4.74 $31.80 $66,140
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.71 4.56 $14.87 $30,930
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 150 0.69 4.46 $16.71 $34,760



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)
Waterbury, CT 40 0.62 3.99 $32.53 $67,660
Mobile, AL 120 0.74 4.74 $31.80 $66,140
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 60 0.20 1.30 $30.24 $62,900
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.62 3.98 $25.83 $53,720
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 0.43 $23.74 $49,390
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 150 0.15 0.95 $23.38 $48,630
Corpus Christi, TX 30 0.18 1.18 $23.19 $48,230
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.45 2.93 $22.73 $47,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.07 $45,910
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.51 $21.67 $45,080

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 400 1.90 12.27 $19.08 $39,680
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.22 7.83 $17.05 $35,460
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.55 9.97 $17.16 $35,690
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.96 6.19 $15.01 $31,210
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 3.15 $16.86 $35,070

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area 400 1.90 12.27 $19.08 $39,680
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.55 9.97 $17.16 $35,690
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.26 8.13 $15.15 $31,520
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.22 7.83 $17.05 $35,460
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.96 6.19 $15.01 $31,210

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 3.30 $22.88 $47,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,780
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.24 $19.49 $40,530
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 400 1.90 12.27 $19.08 $39,680
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.48 $18.90 $39,320


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015