Furnace Operator Salary

Furnace Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.93 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$11.79 - $22.91
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.93
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,500  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
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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$25,162 - $58,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $35.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$25,162 - $58,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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.

Key Stats for Furnace Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 19%