Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
20,570 3.1 % $18.47 $38,420 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.43 $14.07 $17.60 $22.20 $27.36
Annual Wage (2) $23,780 $29,260 $36,600 $46,170 $56,910


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 6,340 4.51 $17.74 $36,910
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,280 0.23 $16.92 $35,200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,230 1.36 $22.14 $46,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,050 0.38 $18.09 $37,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,020 0.21 $20.76 $43,180

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 6,340 4.51 $17.74 $36,910
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,230 1.36 $22.14 $46,050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 800 1.30 $21.46 $44,650
Forging and Stamping 910 0.91 $18.29 $38,050
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 540 0.90 $20.23 $42,080

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) 70 (7) $27.05 $56,270
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,230 1.36 $22.14 $46,050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 800 1.30 $21.46 $44,650
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $21.24 $44,190
Ship and Boat Building 130 0.09 $20.77 $43,200


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 2,270 0.20 1.31 $18.42 $38,320
Indiana 1,990 0.68 4.53 $22.01 $45,790
Ohio 1,810 0.34 2.30 $18.22 $37,900
Illinois 1,660 0.28 1.90 $16.60 $34,530
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.86 $19.46 $40,470




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 1,990 0.68 4.53 $22.01 $45,790
Michigan 1,490 0.36 2.41 $17.91 $37,250
Ohio 1,810 0.34 2.30 $18.22 $37,900
South Carolina 640 0.33 2.22 $18.63 $38,750
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.86 $19.46 $40,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 260 0.14 0.91 $23.95 $49,820
Washington 220 0.07 0.49 $23.40 $48,670
Virginia 160 0.04 0.29 $22.93 $47,700
Indiana 1,990 0.68 4.53 $22.01 $45,790
Louisiana 220 0.11 0.74 $21.64 $45,010





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 1,190 0.41 2.73 $18.08 $37,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.22 1.48 $16.82 $34,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.15 1.01 $16.87 $35,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.47 3.18 $18.96 $39,450
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 460 0.45 3.01 $17.77 $36,960
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 430 0.43 2.91 $24.14 $50,220
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 2.46 $19.71 $40,990
Fort Wayne, IN 320 1.55 10.39 $19.94 $41,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 320 0.23 1.57 $19.14 $39,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.14 0.96 $18.59 $38,670




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 250 1.74 11.65 $15.44 $32,110
Jackson, MI 100 1.59 10.67 $19.51 $40,580
Fort Wayne, IN 320 1.55 10.39 $19.94 $41,470
Columbus, IN 70 1.48 9.92 $15.36 $31,960
Peoria, IL 200 1.11 7.44 $17.29 $35,970
Muskegon, MI 60 1.03 6.87 $20.87 $43,410
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 200 0.91 6.09 $19.67 $40,910
Erie, PA 90 0.71 4.76 $21.12 $43,930
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.69 4.66 $25.77 $53,600
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.68 4.57 $15.35 $31,940




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)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.19 1.26 $31.11 $64,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 0.56 $27.87 $57,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.38 $26.55 $55,230
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 180 0.69 4.66 $25.77 $53,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.08 $52,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.21 $24.60 $51,160
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 430 0.43 2.91 $24.14 $50,220
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 0.74 $22.54 $46,880
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI (8) (8) (8) $22.49 $46,790
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.13 0.84 $21.95 $45,660

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 270 1.28 8.59 $21.23 $44,160
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.42 9.49 $18.10 $37,640
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 170 0.52 3.48 $18.26 $37,990
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 1.05 7.03 $17.20 $35,780
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 6.62 $13.98 $29,070

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.44 9.63 $16.48 $34,270
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.42 9.49 $18.10 $37,640
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.28 8.59 $21.23 $44,160
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 1.05 7.03 $17.20 $35,780
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 6.62 $13.98 $29,070

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.28 8.59 $21.23 $44,160
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 3.33 $20.92 $43,510
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.90 $43,460
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.68 $20.34 $42,300
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 2.09 $19.63 $40,830


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016