Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
10.6k
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
−0.463%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,145
Average Male Salary
$52,800
Average Female Salary
$28,815

About

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are most often employed by the Glass & glass product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders was $47,145 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders by wage are Transportation security screeners, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Clergy.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Madison, Iron, Reynolds & Carter Counties PUMA, MO, Bradford, Tioga & Sullivan Counties PUMA, PA, and Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Madison, Iron, Reynolds & Carter Counties PUMA, MO, Bradford, Tioga & Sullivan Counties PUMA, PA, and Northwest Louisiana PUMA, LA.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Glass & glass product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, by average wage, is Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing . Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are paid most in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Madison, Iron, Reynolds & Carter Counties PUMA, MO.

Yearly Wage

$47,145
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,762

In 2020, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders earned an average of $47,145, $8,809 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Eligibility interviewers, government programs make somewhat more than Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders while Transportation security screeners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.304
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, by average wage, are Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing , Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , and Waste management & remediation services.

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Industries by Share

10.6k
2020 Workforce
± 2,531
−4.95%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 35%

The number of people employed as Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders has been declining at a rate of −4.95%, from 11,183 people in 2019 to 10,629 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders employed by various industries. Glass & glass product manufacturing employs the largest share of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders at  11.5%, followed by Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing  with 9.28% and Sawmills & wood preservation with 5.72%.

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Demographic information on Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders in the US. The average age of male Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

8.12k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,213
2.51k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,229

76.4% of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

67.4% of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.1% of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders.

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Age by Sex

42.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.75
40.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.67

The median age of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 2.35 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is Business but a relatively high number of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders need more than the average amount of Operation Monitoring, Operation and Control, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections on job growth for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders are expected to see a growth of −0.463% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders.
−0.463%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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