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

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2019 Workforce
10.4k
Average Age
42.3
Estimated Job Growth
−0.463%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,456
Average Male Salary
$51,629
Average Female Salary
$27,305

About

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are most often employed by the Sawmills & wood preservation industry. The average yearly wage for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders was $47,456 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders by wage are Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Insulation workers, and Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are .

Employment

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. Sawmills & wood preservation 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 Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills . Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,456
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,311

In 2019, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders earned an average of $47,456, $8,068 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers make somewhat more than Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders while Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers 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

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, 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

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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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, by number of employees, are Sawmills & wood preservation, Glass & glass product manufacturing, and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, by average wage, are Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , Glass & glass product manufacturing, and Sawmills & wood preservation.

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Industries by Share

10.4k
2019 Workforce
± 2,506
−8.56%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 36.4%

The number of people employed as Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders has been declining at a rate of −8.56%, from 11,395 people in 2018 to 10,420 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders employed by various industries. Sawmills & wood preservation employs the largest share of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders at  12.6%, followed by Glass & glass product manufacturing with 9.07% and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills  with 8.49%.

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Diversity

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 41.4 and of female Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is 46.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

8.63k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,281
1.79k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,038

82.8% of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

73.6% of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.7% 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 Gender

41.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.37
46.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.24

The median age of Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 5.21 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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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Skills

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

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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