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Die Setter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,442 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Die Setter is $44,442 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Die Setter is between $33,276 and $53,757. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Die Setter. 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

  • Prepares forging machines, such as forging presses, coining presses, drop hammers, forging rolls, and upsetters, for operation following blueprint, work order, and data-chart specifications, and using hand tools and measuring instruments, such as rules, squares, and gauges.
  • Aligns and bolts specified dies to ram and anvil of presses and hammers.
  • Installs impression and gripping dies and synchronizing cams on upsetting machines.
  • Sets and bolts roll dies into self-positioning slots or dogs on roll shafts of forging rolls.
  • Aligns and bolts positioning fixtures and stops, and turns handles or knobs to synchronize conveyor speed with forging-machining action and heating cycle of furnace.
  • Starts machine and inspects work to verify conformance of die setup to specifications.
  • May be designated according to machine set up.
Die Setter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 18,300

Estimated population of Die Setter jobs: 1,609

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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 Setter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Die Setter
Jun 14
Naperville, IL, USA
ClearStaff, Inc.
ClearStaff is looking for a Temp to Hire Die Setter for our client in the Naperville, Il area. This position is Monday-Friday with some overtime on Saturdays. Pay is $17-$22.00 an hour depending on ...
Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Die Cutter / Machine Operator - 1st shift
Mar 26
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Champion Container Corporation
We are seeking Machine Operators for our 1st shift to join our team! You will perform operational activities in a corrugated manufacturing environment while ensuring excellent quality control. We are ...
Bobst Machine Operator
May 30
Chicago, IL, USA
First Staff Services
Foil stamping, die cutting, embossing, or printing experience ( converting equipment) preferred Please note that only resumes with relevant experience will be considered. To start the application ...
Digicon Operator 2nd Shift (2PM-10PM)
May 20
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Resource Label Group
... die unit and ensure proper die cutting. · Cuts sample of approval strip form printed roll, inspects for imperfections such as print to print out of register, print to die out of register. · ...
Jun 5
Kenosha, WI, USA
PeopleReady Skilled Trades Division
We are seeking experienced Full-Time Rotary Die Cut Operators to perform a multitude of functions; create value by understanding the needs of the business while operating and maintaining our ...
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