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.
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).
$22,139 - $44,621
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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.