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Die Developer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,823 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Die Developer is $53,823 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Die Developer is between $39,588 and $65,706. 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

  • Develops plans for single stage or progressive stage dies for stamping, forming, forging, or extrusion presses, according to blueprints of product and knowledge of press characteristics and process limitations: drafts drawings of dies necessary to form complete forging, stamping, or other part.
  • Determines sequence and number of die stages in which single or progressive cutting, punching, and forming will be accomplished, and type of die sets required to produce complete part, based on knowledge of dies, forming processes, and machines.
  • Drafts scale drawings of each die set, delineating contours and dimensions for manufacture of die.
  • Compares part drawings with wood patterns of cast dies to determine correctness of pattern dimensions and form.
  • May observe setup and tryout of newly developed die set in production machine to determine need for redesign or readiness for production use.
Die Developer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 73,510

Estimated population of Die Developer jobs: 3,700

Rate of error: 2.0%

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 2,705,994 (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...

Die Developer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Apr 6
Chicago, IL, USA
CAD/CAM Recruiters, Inc.
... developer manufacturing engineer jobs cnc manufacturing engineer UG CNC roeders high speed ... die engineer stamping engineer trim dies punch dies stamping engineer trim dies cnc supervisor ...
CNC Programmer / Operator
Apr 26
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Global Tool & Die Inc.
Global Tool & Die inc. is seeking a experienced vertical CNC machine programmer & operator in Elk Grove Village. Candidate must able to produce precision one off components for the tool/die & mold ...
Quality Lead
Apr 25
Chicago, IL, USA
Bernal / Atlas Die / Midway
Double check customer service paperwork, programming and dies for knifing quality, tightness ... Clear jobs from the Die shop production schedule as needed. * Forward completed orders to Shipping ...
Sales Representative (Die-Cutting & Converting)
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Outside Sales Representative with Sales Engineering experience. Career Position! You will be selling technical / precision die cut components and converted materials to be used in the medical ...
Tool and Die Maker
Apr 29
La Grange, IL, USA
Tool and Die Maker Our client in the La Grange area is looking for a Tool and Die Maker to start ... Create fixturing and tooling for Manufacturing Engineering. * Train apprentices as needed.
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