Salary for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Calciner Operator, Dry Kiln Operator, Induction Furnace Operator, Lime Kiln Operator, Lumber Kiln Operator, Rubber Curer, Soap Drier Tender, Tunnel Kiln Operator

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These employees install, repair, maintain and operate heating equipment (other than food processing equipment). This job can sometimes be dangerous as workers are dealing with extreme temperatures. Completion of a high school degree or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this job. Most of the time, an employer will require up to a year of formal on-site job training as well.

A Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operator can get a pay level of around 24000 to 36000 depending on seniority. Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders earn a pay level of Thirty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars every year.

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders obtain the highest pay in Wyoming, where they get average compensation of approximately $43760. Employees with these job titles are paid the highest in Wholesale Trade, which has job pay of $41180.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.27 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $41,180
Wholesale Trade $36,430
Manufacturing $35,350
Educational Services $35,340
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,630
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,630
Educational Services $35,340
Manufacturing $35,350
Wholesale Trade $36,430
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $41,180
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