Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,470 2.9 % $17.08 $35,520 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.57 $13.18 $16.54 $20.52 $24.61
Annual Wage (2) $21,980 $27,410 $34,400 $42,680 $51,180


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,860 3.55 $16.46 $34,230
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,910 1.60 $19.82 $41,220
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 1,780 4.38 $15.40 $32,030
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,000 1.23 $15.75 $32,770
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 900 1.36 $18.20 $37,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 1,780 4.38 $15.40 $32,030
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 2,860 3.55 $16.46 $34,230
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 390 3.09 $18.67 $38,830
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,910 1.60 $19.82 $41,220
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 900 1.36 $18.20 $37,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 680 0.61 $21.13 $43,950
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 480 0.57 $20.71 $43,070
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 490 0.27 $20.49 $42,610
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $19.86 $41,310
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 130 0.15 $19.83 $41,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,380 0.14 0.94 $15.40 $32,040
Ohio 1,210 0.25 1.69 $18.58 $38,640
Tennessee 1,100 0.43 2.95 $14.66 $30,500
Pennsylvania 970 0.18 1.22 $17.67 $36,740
North Carolina 850 0.23 1.56 $16.09 $33,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 770 0.68 4.68 $17.81 $37,040
Tennessee 1,100 0.43 2.95 $14.66 $30,500
Iowa 590 0.41 2.82 $16.49 $34,300
Oklahoma 530 0.36 2.44 $20.23 $42,070
Alabama 620 0.34 2.35 $16.91 $35,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 50 0.04 0.30 $20.65 $42,950
Idaho 100 0.17 1.16 $20.60 $42,850
Minnesota 540 0.21 1.45 $20.32 $42,260
Oklahoma 530 0.36 2.44 $20.23 $42,070
Wyoming 90 0.33 2.26 $19.49 $40,530

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA 340 0.31 2.13 $17.31 $36,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.11 0.74 $13.02 $27,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.41 $14.10 $29,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.11 0.75 $16.31 $33,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.15 1.03 $18.88 $39,280
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 190 0.37 2.53 $17.57 $36,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.11 0.77 $18.89 $39,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.16 1.07 $17.58 $36,570
Duluth, MN-WI 170 1.38 9.50 (8) (8)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 150 1.32 9.07 $13.71 $28,520




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Duluth, MN-WI 170 1.38 9.50 (8) (8)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 150 1.32 9.07 $13.71 $28,520
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.14 7.85 $20.69 $43,030
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.56 3.88 $16.70 $34,740
York-Hanover, PA 90 0.56 3.83 $18.18 $37,820
Waco, TX 40 0.41 2.85 $14.85 $30,880
Knoxville, TN 120 0.38 2.64 $15.03 $31,250
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 190 0.37 2.53 $17.57 $36,540
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.35 2.43 $14.56 $30,280
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.32 2.22 $19.75 $41,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.13 0.89 $23.33 $48,520
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.32 2.17 $21.64 $45,010
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.14 7.85 $20.69 $43,030
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 30 0.04 0.27 $20.50 $42,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.08 0.52 $20.37 $42,370
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.18 1.25 $20.19 $42,000
Salt Lake City, UT 80 0.14 0.96 $20.02 $41,630
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.32 2.22 $19.75 $41,080
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 0.65 $19.59 $40,750
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 70 0.10 0.70 $19.52 $40,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.19 8.18 $15.39 $32,010
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 0.85 5.82 $21.02 $43,730
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 240 2.16 14.83 $14.29 $29,730
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.28 8.80 (8) (8)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 1.18 8.14 $12.20 $25,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 240 2.16 14.83 $14.29 $29,730
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.41 9.73 $18.64 $38,770
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 1.31 9.00 $12.14 $25,250
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.28 8.80 (8) (8)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.19 8.18 $15.39 $32,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 0.85 5.82 $21.02 $43,730
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.45 $20.33 $42,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.20 $42,020
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.49 $40,540
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.19 8.16 $19.33 $40,210


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011