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Box Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,427 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Box Maker is $34,427 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Box Maker is between $26,477 and $40,907. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Box Maker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assembles wooden boxes from prepared sections or precut boards for use as shipping or burial cases, using either of following methods, using hand or power tools: (1) places ends of box in form on workbench, and nails side sections and bottom panels to ends, using hammer or pneumatic nailer.
  • Turns unit over, positions top panels on box, nails batten to panels to reinforce top, and tacks top to box. (2) clamps and fastens precut boards together to form end, side, and bottom sections and nails sections together, using hand clamps, braces, corrugated fasteners, hammer, and pneumatic nailer.
  • Turns unit over, clamps and nails braces to boards to form top, and tacks top to box.
  • Trims and smooths edges and corners of assembled box, using hand plane, drawknife, and sandpaper.
  • Conveys assembled boxes to storage area, using handtruck.
  • May mark box size on ends of boxes.
  • May paint surfaces of boxes, using spray gun.
Box Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Job family population: 223,980

Estimated population of Box Maker jobs: 645

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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