Furnace Operator Salary (United States)

Most Furnace Operators in the United States are men, earning an average of $13.93 per hour. Compensation starts at $10.45 per hour and can reach $20.32. While 27 percent report receiving no health benefits, most do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Furnace Operator Salary (?
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$10.45 - $20.32
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $20.32  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $26.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,850  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,566 - $45,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 27%