Furnace Operator Salary

Men make up the majority of Furnace Operators in the United States, bringing in about $13.95 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.06 - $21.13

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Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $21.13  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,071  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,693 - $45,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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