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 a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 20,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders

Hourly Income

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

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.

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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