A Furnace Operator earns an average wage of $15.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Furnace Operator Total Pay (?
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$10.73 - $20.50
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $20.50  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $31.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$25,354 - $49,001  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 14 votes.
Gender
Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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