How Much Do Heat Treating Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators And Tenders, Metal And Plastic

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$41680 per year
Hourly wage
$20 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,310 to $32,460 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,310 to $32,460 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $29 $59,700
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,760
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $39,530
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $32,460
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,310

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
VA $26 $54,790
SC $24 $50,730
OR $24 $49,980
WA $23 $48,190
KS $23 $47,960
SD $22 $46,760
RI $22 $45,890
CT $22 $45,620
CA $22 $45,440
ME $22 $45,080

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Heat Treating Equipment Setter, Operator and Tender, Metal and Plastic is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like VA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at VA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Heat Treating Operators are in the states of VA, SC, OR, WA and KS.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $62620 $30.11
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $54220 $26.07
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $49780 $23.93
Ship and Boat Building $48340 $23.24
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $45740 $21.99
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $45720 $21.98
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $44270 $21.28
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $44140 $21.22
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $43950 $21.13
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $43870 $21.09
Building Equipment Contractors $43730 $21.02
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $43600 $20.96
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $43020 $20.68
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $42470 $20.42
Foundries $42390 $20.38
Machinery Manufacturing $42020 $20.20
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $41350 $19.88
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $40500 $19.47
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $39740 $19.11
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $39710 $19.09
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $39350 $18.92
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities $39060 $18.78
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $38750 $18.63
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $38170 $18.35
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $37380 $17.97
Rubber Product Manufacturing $36400 $17.50
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $34890 $16.78
Plastics Product Manufacturing $34670 $16.67
Employment Services $32460 $15.61

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