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 and Tender will normally get an average wage ranging between $27,010 to $60,310 depending on the level of education. usually get a salary of fourty-one thousand nine hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid most highly in Wyoming, where they can get average pay scales of just about $56,360. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn pay of $49,880.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.51 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,880
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,080
Manufacturing
$42,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,410
Construction
$35,090
Retail Trade
$33,220

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$33,130
Retail Trade
$33,220
Construction
$35,090
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,410
Manufacturing
$42,130
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,080