How much does a Furnace Operator/Tender make in the United States? The average Furnace Operator/Tender salary in the United States is $45,130 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $36,524 and $56,027. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Furnace Operator/Tender Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Furnace Operator/Tender Salary $28,688 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Furnace Operator/Tender Salary $36,524 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Furnace Operator/Tender Salary $45,130 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Furnace Operator/Tender Salary $56,027 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Furnace Operator/Tender Salary $65,949 US April 24, 2024
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Job Description for Furnace Operator/Tender

Furnace Operator/Tender sets-up, operates, maintains, and controls furnaces to melt metal to specified temperatures. Adjusts controls to regulate the furnace and to maintain specified temperature. Being a Furnace Operator/Tender requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Additionally, Furnace Operator/Tender relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Furnace Operator/Tender

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For Furnace Operator/Tender, the first career path typically progresses to Extrusion Operator, Sr..

The second career path typically starts with an Injection Molding Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Injection Molding Machine Operator III.

The third career path typically starts with a Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Machine Operator Supervisor.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Machinist II position, and then progresses to Machine Shop Production Supervisor I.

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Furnace Operator/Tender salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Furnace Operator/Tender, the highest Furnace Operator/Tender salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Furnace Operator/Tender salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Furnace Operator/Tender salary is in Miami, FL, where the Furnace Operator/Tender salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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