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Die Polisher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$62,908 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

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The average pay for a Die Polisher is $62,908 a year and $30 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Die Polisher is between $45,630 and $77,245. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Die Polisher. 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

  • Polishes and resurfaces bores and cavities of wire drawing dies to specified size and angles, using hand laps or various die polishing machines, tools, and diamond cutting pastes: cleans dies by immersing them in tank with water, detergent, and agitating pebbles or sonic cleaner.
  • Inspects worn dies to ascertain extent of wear, using loupe, steel gauge pins, and micrometer.
  • Laps die surfaces to specified dimensions as it revolves in lapping machine or on bench lathe, using cotton swabs and progressively finer diamond pastes; or resurfaces and polishes die, using polishing machine and diamond pastes.
  • Inspects die for cracks and smoothness of finish, using loupe or microscope, and measures diameter of die openings for conformance to specifications, using steel gauge pins and micrometer.
  • May resurface and clean dies, using powered drill, grinder, or files and other handtools.
Die Polisher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 73,510

Estimated population of Die Polisher jobs: 7,848

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 2,716,450 (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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Bales Metal Surface Solutions
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