Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
20,770 3.2 % $16.89 $35,130 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.56 $12.93 $16.15 $20.25 $25.01
Annual Wage (2) $21,960 $26,900 $33,590 $42,110 $52,020


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 5,530 4.33 $15.45 $32,140
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,040 2.32 $22.29 $46,360
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,590 0.36 $16.09 $33,460
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 1,030 0.31 $15.25 $31,730
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.41 $16.25 $33,800

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 5,530 4.33 $15.45 $32,140
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,040 2.32 $22.29 $46,360
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 970 1.76 $17.51 $36,430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 940 1.58 $15.96 $33,190
Forging and Stamping 980 1.06 $16.68 $34,690

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) 110 0.01 $26.22 $54,540
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.03 $25.53 $53,100
Rubber Product Manufacturing 50 0.04 $22.76 $47,340
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,040 2.32 $22.29 $46,360
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $21.08 $43,860


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 2,100 0.42 2.61 $15.95 $33,170
Texas 2,040 0.20 1.22 $16.12 $33,520
Pennsylvania 2,000 0.36 2.22 $17.56 $36,520
Michigan 1,770 0.46 2.85 $18.07 $37,590
Indiana 1,370 0.50 3.08 $19.59 $40,760




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 1,370 0.50 3.08 $19.59 $40,760
Michigan 1,770 0.46 2.85 $18.07 $37,590
Ohio 2,100 0.42 2.61 $15.95 $33,170
South Carolina 720 0.41 2.50 $15.72 $32,690
Pennsylvania 2,000 0.36 2.22 $17.56 $36,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $25.19 $52,390
Virginia 200 0.06 0.35 $19.97 $41,530
Indiana 1,370 0.50 3.08 $19.59 $40,760
Washington 370 0.14 0.84 $19.08 $39,690
Nebraska 40 0.05 0.28 $18.62 $38,740





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 820 0.32 1.98 $18.05 $37,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 1.24 $14.73 $30,640
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 650 0.66 4.07 $14.56 $30,280
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.82 5.06 $24.79 $51,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.82 $16.78 $34,900
Pittsburgh, PA 510 0.45 2.80 $17.61 $36,640
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.48 2.99 $15.17 $31,550
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 330 1.27 7.82 $24.02 $49,970
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.38 2.33 $15.08 $31,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.33 2.02 $16.66 $34,660




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)
Columbus, IN 70 1.76 10.84 $14.77 $30,720
Carson City, NV 40 1.33 8.22 $15.36 $31,950
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 330 1.27 7.82 $24.02 $49,970
Springfield, OH 50 1.06 6.52 $14.79 $30,770
Mobile, AL 180 1.05 6.49 $14.58 $30,320
Rockford, IL 120 0.84 5.17 $15.99 $33,270
Jackson, MI 40 0.84 5.18 $19.59 $40,750
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 180 0.83 5.13 $16.19 $33,680
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.82 5.06 $24.79 $51,570
Morristown, TN 30 0.78 4.83 $14.74 $30,660




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.37 2.29 $26.75 $55,650
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,530
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.82 5.06 $24.79 $51,570
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 330 1.27 7.82 $24.02 $49,970
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 60 0.11 0.68 $23.15 $48,150
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.77 4.76 $20.36 $42,340
Danbury, CT 30 0.50 3.10 $20.22 $42,050
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.12 0.72 $20.20 $42,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 0.84 $20.10 $41,810
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,810

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 230 1.43 8.85 $13.27 $27,610
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.73 10.71 $16.81 $34,970
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 3.53 $15.24 $31,710
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.61 3.77 $17.63 $36,660
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.82 5.09 $12.07 $25,110

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 180 1.73 10.71 $16.81 $34,970
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 8.85 $13.27 $27,610
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.05 6.46 $15.88 $33,030
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.82 5.09 $12.07 $25,110
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 4.85 $21.82 $45,390

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 4.85 $21.82 $45,390
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.80 $21.28 $44,270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.27 $42,170
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.52 $20.22 $42,060
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 3.23 $18.67 $38,840


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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