Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction, open-hearth, or oxygen furnaces, to melt and refine metal before casting or to produce specified types of steel.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,750 to $35,790 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$31||$64,570|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$27||$55,770|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$21||$44,610|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$17||$35,790|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$29,750|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like SC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at SC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Furnace Operators are in the states of SC, UT, OR, NV and WV.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Metal Ore Mining||$55120||$26.50|
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing||$50780||$24.42|
|Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing||$49930||$24.01|
|Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing||$48240||$23.19|
|Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel||$47650||$22.91|
|Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing||$46310||$22.26|
|Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing||$46070||$22.15|
|Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities||$44470||$21.38|
|Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing||$44100||$21.20|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$42890||$20.62|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$42780||$20.57|
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing||$42100||$20.24|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$36940||$17.76|
|Rubber Product Manufacturing||$31130||$14.97|
|Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing||$||$*|
|Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing||$||$*|