Furnace Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Furnace Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.09 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.08 - $21.24
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $21.24  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,071  
   
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 - $45,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Pay by Experience Level for Furnace Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. Furnace Operators bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Furnace Operators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $40K.

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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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