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Furnace Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,154 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Furnace Operator is $47,154 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Furnace Operator is between $35,066 and $57,229. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Furnace Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares, operates, and controls furnace to refine or melt ore or metal to specified temperature, and changes controls to regulate the furnace and to maintain specified temperature.
  • Weighs out specified amounts of metal and charges metal into furnace by hand, using hoist, or by directing crane operator to charge furnace.
  • Observes color, fluidity of molten bath, and appearance of metal on bar, to estimate temperature, or measures temperature, using pyrometer.
Furnace Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 18,030

Estimated population of Furnace Operator jobs: 2,022

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Furnace Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 24
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American Jebco Corporation
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Jun 18
Chicago, IL, USA
Labor Solutions, LLC
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