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Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,580
25th Percentile Wage
$29,970
50th Percentile Wage
$37,180
75th Percentile Wage
$46,610
90th Percentile Wage
$57,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is $57,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,580. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 133% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,1801.56%8.53%
201536,6003.50%-
201435,3201.87%-
201334,6601.88%-
201234,010--

Table 2. Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operator, and Tender, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $64,580. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,920
Manufacturing
$37,230
Mining
$36,400
Wholesale Trade
$32,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,100 to $48,960. The highest paying state for heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic is Virginia with a median annual salary of $48,960. The lowest paying state is Maryland with a median annual salary of $22,100. For more salary information of heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virginia
$48,960
Alabama
$48,110
Louisiana
$45,110
West Virginia
$45,050
Indiana
$44,370
Arizona
$44,040
Washington
$43,240
Mississippi
$40,140
California
$40,040
Oregon
$39,700
Colorado
$39,280
Oklahoma
$39,120
Wisconsin
$38,910
Pennsylvania
$38,790
Rhode Island
$38,550
South Carolina
$38,140
Minnesota
$37,980
Ohio
$37,190
New Hampshire
$37,080
Massachusetts
$36,730
Connecticut
$36,370
Michigan
$36,350
Texas
$36,340
New York
$36,070
Nevada
$35,690
Missouri
$34,900
Illinois
$34,850
Kansas
$34,050
Tennessee
$33,980
Utah
$33,550
Arkansas
$32,990
Nebraska
$32,670
Iowa
$32,520
Georgia
$32,510
Kentucky
$32,230
North Carolina
$31,490
Maine
$31,390
Florida
$30,240
New Jersey
$30,080
Puerto Rico
$24,080
Maryland
$22,100


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