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Cigarette Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,365 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$501

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cigarette Tester is $37,365 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cigarette Tester is between $28,509 and $44,664. 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

Description:
  • Tests cigarettes and cellophane wrappers to ensure that products conform to company standards, according to following methods: (1) feeds sample from cigarette-making machine into hopper of weight recorder that tallies weight of each cigarette and totals number of each weight.
  • Computes average weight of cigarettes in sample and compares average weight with standard to determine deviations. (2) slits cigarette paper, dumps tobacco into container, and places container in electric moisture meter to obtain moisture content moisture-meter operator. (3) weighs tobacco from specified number of cigarettes and places tobacco in agitator equipped with series of screens to separate shreds according to size.
  • Weighs separate tobacco and determines percentage of each size of shreds in single cigarette, using conversion table. (4) removes cellophane wrapper from cigarette pack and tests resistance to air by slipping wrapper over suction device of instrument that draws air through wrapper and indicates amount of airflow.
  • Records test finding, date, and machine number from which samples were taken.
Cigarette Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Cigarette Tester jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,316
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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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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