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Furnace Operator Salary

Furnace Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.65 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$10.08 - $20.93
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$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,504 - $45,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Furnace Operator

  • Quality control products leaving the furnace and materials entering the furnace.
  • Ensure proper functioning and maintenance of the furnace.
  • Load and unload supplies, products, and fuel.
  • Alert supervisors to safety, mechanical and other problems.

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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 27%
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