Furnace Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.65 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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).
$22,504 - $45,037
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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.