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Buyer Grain Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,899 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Buyer Grain is $59,899 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Buyer Grain is between $43,631 and $73,429. 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

  • Manages grain elevator: examines samples to determine extent of dirt, burrs, hulls, seeds, and other dockage.
  • Extracts samples and forwards them to local grain exchange for analysis and certification of moisture and protein content.
  • Reviews analysis to ascertain amount of moisture and protein present in sample.
  • Calculates market value and bargains with sellers to obtain grain at favorable price.
  • Buys grain or issues storage certificates.
  • Computes shipping cost to determine most economical way of transporting grain.
  • Reviews and approves grain settlements to ensure that payments are made according to weight, moisture, and protein content.
  • Keeps daily records on kinds and grades of grain received, prices paid, amount purchased, and amount in storage.
  • Directs workers engaged in unloading, loading, storing, and mixing of grain for shipment and milling.
Buyer Grain Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products

Job family population: 11,350

Estimated population of Buyer Grain jobs: 1,503

Rate of error: 3.4%

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...

Buyer Grain Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Grain and Fertilizer Operations
Apr 22
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Transfer grain to buying location * Perform general maintenance on grounds and equipment * Drive tender trucks * Apply fertilizer/chemical with application equipment Minimum Qualifications & Skills
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