Information About Metal-refining Furnace Operators And Tenders

Training Requirements for Metal-refining Furnace Operators And Tenders

Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders
Training for Metal-refining Furnace Operators And Tenders
Percent
Less than High School 13.8
High School 54.3
Some College 19.2
Associates Degree 7.9
Bachelors Degree 4.3
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment outlook for Metal-refining Furnace Operators And Tenders

Represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less metal-refining furnace operators and tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, metal-refining furnace operators and tenders make $20.12 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders $11.87 $15.51 $19.73 $24.04 $28.84
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters $11.66 $14.91 $18.86 $23.35 $28.05
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, metal-refining furnace operators and tenders make $41,840 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders $24,700 $32,260 $41,040 $50,000 $59,980
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters $24,250 $31,010 $39,220 $48,570 $58,340
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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