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Furnace Tender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,547 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Furnace Tender is $40,547 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Furnace Tender is between $30,607 and $48,756. 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

  • Tends furnace that remelts nonferrous alloyed metals used in diecasting process: shovels specified proportions of scrap metal and ingots into furnace.
  • Sprinkles fluxing compound on molten metal to bring impurities to surface.
  • Skims slag from surface of molten metal, using hand strainer.
  • May transfer molten metal from furnace to bull ladle, using hand ladle.
  • May convey molten metal in bull ladle along overhead monorail, and pour metal into retainer of diecasting machine.
  • May pour molten metal into sand molds, using power hoist.
  • May clean furnaces and equipment.
Furnace Tender Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 17,610

Estimated population of Furnace Tender jobs: 3,041

Rate of error: 3.9%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

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