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Computer Control Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,863 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Computer Control Operator is $67,863 a year and $33 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Computer Control Operator is between $49,017 and $83,468. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Computer Control Operator. 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

  • Plans numerical control program to control contour-path machining of parts on automatic machine tools.
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines include, but are not limited to, machining tools such as lathes, multi-axis spindles, and milling machines, but the functions formerly performed by human operators are performed by a computer-control module.
  • CNC machines cut away material from a solid block of metal, plastic, glass, or other materials to form a finished part.
  • Applies knowledge of the working properties of materials with CNC programming knowledge to design and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.
  • Most companies require previous experience as a machinist or machine setter, operator, and tender along with apprenticeship programs, informally on the job, or training in secondary, vocational, or technical college.
  • Requires knowledge of computers and electronics, computer numerical control, basics of programming, and computer-aided manufacturing.
Computer Control Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 23,790

Estimated population of Computer Control Operator jobs: 22,199

Rate of error: 2.4%

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...

Computer Control Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Turret Set-Up Operator
Jun 4
West Chicago, IL, USA
Rose Recruits
Department Lead ï‚· Operates Computer Numerical Control (CNC) on respective AMADA brand equipment ... Operator/Setup ï‚· Report problems with quality, processes, equipment and/or materials to ...
Machine Operator- Slitter
Jun 5
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Responsible for the quality control of rolls to ensure ink stripe, diameter, rings and how well the ... Computer Skills Must have working knowledge of the use of a PC and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel ...
19-0314: Computer Technician
May 30
Chicago, IL, USA
World Wide TechServices
... for control and return of assets and inventory • Other duties may be assigned to meet business ... and operating systems • Must have daily access to an internet capable computer and printer ...
Machine Operator-Extrusion
Apr 8
Manteno, IL, USA
QC lab testing for OPS sheet, SPC control charting and QA/S computer skills. Assist in recycling scrap OPS sheet. Assist the Operator C (Specialist) in threading up of the entire orienteer line from ...
CNC Operator
Apr 19
Woodridge, IL, USA
Job Responsibilities Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records ...
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