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.


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 350 13.25 9.35 15.20 27,560 19,440 31,620
Joplin MSA 20 10.78 9.29 11.53 22,420 19,330 23,970
St Louis MSA 80 15.02 11.76 16.65 31,250 24,470 34,640
Kansas City* 30 14.28 10.71 16.07 29,707 22,287 33,416
Central Region* 60 15.53 9.72 18.44 32,307 20,220 38,351
South Central Region* 70 10.55 8.68 11.48 21,939 18,050 23,884
Southwest Region* 30 10.36 8.46 11.31 21,540 17,589 23,516
St. Louis County* 10 11.65 8.28 13.33 24,230 17,231 27,729
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 10 12.84 10.16 14.19 26,716 21,126 29,512

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 520 530 10 1.92 15 Caution
Kansas City MSA 90 100 10 11.11 4 Caution
St Louis MSA 180 180 .00 5 Caution
Central Region* 110 50 -60 -54.55 3 Caution
Northeast Region* 70 70 .00 2 Fair
Ozark Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
South Central Region* 40 40 .00 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 50 60 10 20.00 1 Good
West Central Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)