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Color Developer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,548 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Color Developer is $44,548 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Color Developer is between $33,310 and $53,885. 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

  • Creates formulas for paper-coloring dye and prepares directions for mixing dye with pulp to produce colored paper to specifications or customer's sample.
  • Determines composition of color sample, using spectrophotometer.
  • Mixes pulp with water, size, filler, and other ingredients to make sample furnish of type and quality of paper specified.
  • Weighs and mixes pigments to prepare dye, and mixes dye with furnish.
  • Pours furnish on screen to make hand sheet sample.
  • Compares color of hand sheet with color sample, visually or with spectrophotometer.
  • Calculates weights and proportions of pigments and other materials required to make production batch of dye and prepares formulas and mixing directions for coating-mixer tender.
  • Prepares directions for beater engineer for mixing dye with furnish.
  • Prepares spectrophotometer charts on dye materials.
  • Observes procedures of production staff in mixing dye with furnish and reviews laboratory reports to investigate causes of substandard colored paper.
  • Consults with and advises production staff regarding technical problems in mixing colors and making colored paper to improve formulas and improve production methods.
Color Developer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Color Developer jobs: 196

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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May 6
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CRS Group
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Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
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