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Cable Installer Repairer Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,435 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cable Installer Repairer Helper is $35,435 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cable Installer Repairer Helper is between $27,108 and $42,285. 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

  • Assists electrical workers in installation, maintenance, and repair of electric-power generation and distribution equipment, underground cables, and related facilities, performing any combination of following tasks: places barricades around open manholes and excavations, and below crewmembers working overhead to protect workers and public from injury.
  • Digs trenches, places shoring, and lowers tools and materials to workers in excavations and vaults.
  • Positions reels of electric cable along side trench or manhole, and guides cable as it is pulled into ducts to prevent damage to lead sheath.
  • Breaks up concrete to facilitate installation or repair of equipment, using airhammer.
  • Rigs scaffolds and hoists, and helps move heavy machine parts to assist in assembly and repair of generators, converters, switchgear, and related equipment at generating station or substation, as directed.
  • May drive truck.
  • May trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
  • May be designated according to worker assisted as cable installer-repairer helper; duct-layer helper; electrician helper, powerhouse; electric-meter-installer helper; wirer helper.
Cable Installer Repairer Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Helpers--Electricians

Job family population: 72,580

Estimated population of Cable Installer Repairer Helper jobs: 11,514

Rate of error: 2.7%

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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Mar 21
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