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Metal Furnace Operator, Tender, Pourers, and Casters Salary Information

The salary statistics of metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters 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 Furnace Operator, Tender, Pourers, and Casters Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,250
25th Percentile Wage
$31,010
50th Percentile Wage
$39,220
75th Percentile Wage
$48,570
90th Percentile Wage
$58,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters is $58,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,250. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% 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 furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,220-0.69%5.20%
201539,4901.90%-
201438,7400.46%-
201338,5603.58%-
201237,180--

Table 2. Metal Furnace Operator, Tender, Pourers, and Casters Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters 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 furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters 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 $25,490).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$56,650
Wholesale Trade
$42,970
Manufacturing
$39,160
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,490



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