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Furnace Operator Salary

Male Furnace Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.77 per hour in the United States. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.06 - $20.64
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $20.64  
   
Overtime
$13.11 - $26.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$22,139 - $44,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 28%