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Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The metal-refining furnace operators and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,700
25th Percentile Wage
$32,260
50th Percentile Wage
$41,040
75th Percentile Wage
$50,000
90th Percentile Wage
$59,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for metal-refining furnace operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) metal-refining furnace operators and tenders is $59,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,700. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,040-2.92%5.21%
201542,2402.60%-
201441,1401.46%-
201340,5404.05%-
201238,900--

Table 2. Metal-Refining Furnace Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for metal-refining furnace operators and tenders occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $56,650. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $25,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$56,650
Wholesale Trade
$43,000
Manufacturing
$40,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,660

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only metal-refining furnace operators and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,330 to $56,700. The highest paying state for metal-refining furnace operators and tenders is Nevada with a median annual salary of $56,700. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $22,330. For more salary information of metal-refining furnace operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$56,700
Virginia
$53,110
North Carolina
$51,970
Oregon
$49,260
Utah
$48,030
Louisiana
$47,880
South Carolina
$47,280
Massachusetts
$46,710
Pennsylvania
$45,190
New York
$44,570
New Jersey
$44,290
Arizona
$44,100
Minnesota
$43,350
Missouri
$43,310
Maryland
$43,230
Arkansas
$43,150
Illinois
$42,620
Tennessee
$42,440
Kentucky
$42,230
Colorado
$42,170
Ohio
$40,670
Georgia
$40,620
Washington
$40,290
New Mexico
$40,040
Indiana
$39,930
Connecticut
$39,610
Alabama
$38,640
Iowa
$38,380
New Hampshire
$38,150
California
$38,130
Texas
$37,460
Wisconsin
$37,030
Rhode Island
$36,220
Kansas
$35,400
Michigan
$34,650
Oklahoma
$33,910
Florida
$33,590
West Virginia
$22,330



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