Furnace Operator Salary

Male Furnace Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.63 per hour in the United States. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,000 - $100,000
$41K
MEDIAN: $40,695
50%

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$12.04 - $22.86
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.68
10%
50%
90%

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$0$100K
Salary $40,695
Bonus $1,500
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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$25,463 - $57,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $22.86
Overtime $8.23 - $33.74
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,500
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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$25,463 - $57,742
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

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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

  • Load and unload supplies, products, and fuel.
  • Alert supervisors to safety, mechanical and other problems.
  • Quality control products leaving the furnace and materials entering the furnace.
  • Ensure proper functioning and maintenance of the furnace.

Furnace Operator Job Listings

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.

Furnace Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Furnace Operator?

Furnace Operator in Scottsboro:
"Melting aluminum is a nice experience."
Pros: Work 4 days off 4 days.
Cons: It's hot and Smokey.

Key Stats for Furnace Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Furnace Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%
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