Furnace Operator Salary

Male Furnace Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.95 per hour in the United States. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$10.09 - $21.19
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.19  
   
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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$23,131 - $45,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Furnace Operators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Furnace Operators report making only $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
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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