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Cable Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$54,519 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cable Assembler is $54,519 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cable Assembler is between $40,044 and $66,556. 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

  • Fabricates and tests aircraft cable assemblies, such as control cables, tow-target cables, and engine slings, following blueprints and specifications, using measuring instruments, handtools, and machines: reads and interprets blueprints, work orders, and specifications to determine sequence of operations, type and size of cable and fittings required, quantity, and finished dimensions.
  • Measures and cuts cable to required length, considering cable stretch and metal flow resulting from swaging operations, using cable cutter or saw.
  • Selects and installs dies, jigs, shims, or other accessories in swaging machine, using handtools.
  • Assembles fittings onto cable in specified location.
  • Positions fitting and cable between dies of swaging machine, and depresses pedal to activate machine that swages fittings onto cable, turning cable assembly by hand as fitting is swaged onto cable.
  • Verifies dimensions of cable assembly and position of fittings, using measuring instruments.
  • Tests holding capacity of cable assembly, using proofloading machines.
  • Repairs and reworks cable assemblies as required.
  • May form loops or splices in cables, using clamps and fittings, or by reweaving cable strands.
  • May solder cable ends.
  • May apply lubricants and protective coatings to cable assemblies.
  • May operate crimping machine.
  • May mark identifying information on cable assemblies.
  • May fabricate cable templates.
Cable Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Job family population: 41,130

Estimated population of Cable Assembler jobs: 6,538

Rate of error: 6.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Cable Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Assembly Production
Mar 19
Aurora, IL, USA
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May 15
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iCONN Systems
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