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Classification Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$73,452 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,983

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Classification Inspector is $73,452 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Classification Inspector is between $52,755 and $90,566. 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:
  • Inspects railroad cars for structural defects and tests mechanical equipment, such as brakes, airhoses, and couplings to ensure that they are in operating condition: observes cars from elevated platform or from ground as cars roll by, or climbs aboard train to test equipment and to locate defects.
  • Examines car roofs, ice hatches, brake beams, doors, and floors for structural defects and obstructions.
  • Turns handwheel to test brakes and ascertain that they are in operating condition.
  • Inspects and tests airhoses for leakage.
  • Inspects wheel trucks for dragging equipment.
  • Opens journal boxes to determine that they are filled with grease.
  • Prepares reports on findings, indicating number of car and type of repair required.
  • May inspect electrical circuitry and recommend improvements or repairs to electrical operations.
  • May tag cars in need of immediate repairs.
  • May place lanterns or flags in front and rear of train to warn other workers that inspection is being performed.
  • May inspect locomotives.
  • May be designated according to type of car inspected as passenger-car inspector.
Classification Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transportation Inspectors

Job family population: 30,030

Estimated population of Classification Inspector jobs: 2,426

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$85,151
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...

Classification Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 29
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Class B Straight Truck Driver
May 8
Melrose Park, IL, USA
Valley Companies
Operations Classification: Hourly JOB SUMMARY The class B straight truck driver will be performing ... Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections of commercial motor vehicle. Complete and submit ...
Class A Pick Up and Delivery Driver
May 8
Melrose Park, IL, USA
Valley Companies
Operations Classification: Hourly JOB SUMMARY The Pickup and Delivery Driver will be performing ... Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections of commercial motor vehicle. Complete and submit ...
Commercial Construction Superintendent - Superintendent
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Engelke Construction Solutions
Minimum 3 years Classification: Full Time Position Description: Supervising the field construction ... inspections agencies. - Handle job labor relations. - Enforce a comprehensive project safety ...
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