Information About Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders

Training Requirements for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders
Training for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders
Percent
Less than High School 26.0
High School 44.1
Some College 20.0
Associates Degree 4.7
Bachelors Degree 5.1
Masters Degree 0.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment outlook for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders

Represents about 20,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders make $18.08 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders $10.96 $13.61 $17.33 $21.88 $26.94
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders make $37,600 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders $22,790 $28,310 $36,040 $45,510 $56,040
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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