Furnace Operator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Furnace Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $15.79 per hour nationwide. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,084 - $101,736
$66K
MEDIAN: $65,500
50%

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$11.92 - $22.50
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.79
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$0$101K
Salary $65,500
Bonus $201.34 - $8,109
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$25,583 - $58,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $22.50
Overtime $1.55 - $34.20
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $201.34 - $8,109
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$25,583 - $58,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Furnace Operator

Furnace operators maintain and operate various furnaces (powered by oil, gas, coal, electricity, etc.) in a variety of industries, especially manufacturing.

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Furnace Operator Tasks

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Furnace Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Furnace Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Furnace Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Furnace Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 32 salaries. A Furnace Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 14 salaries.

Furnace Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Furnace Operator?

Furnace Operator in Scottsboro:
"Melting aluminum is a nice experience."
Pros: Work 4 days off 4 days.
Cons: It's hot and Smokey.

Key Stats for Furnace Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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