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Furnace Operator Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$50,924 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Furnace Operator is $50,924 a year and $24 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Furnace Operator is between $37,870 and $61,805. 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 Seattle, Washington.

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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 Seattle, Washington, 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 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Furnace Operator Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

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National Products Inc.
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