Furnace Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Furnace Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $14.63 per hour. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.37 - $20.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $20.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.41 - $32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,675  
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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$24,191 - $45,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Furnace Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $31K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Furnace Operators make a median salary of $42K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Furnace Operators report making only $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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