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Dredge Pumper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$45,399 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$758

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dredge Pumper is $45,399 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dredge Pumper is between $33,900 and $54,960. 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

Description:
  • Operates power-driven dredge to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways and to mine sand and gravel at bottom of lakes, rivers, and streams: directs workers engaged in placing shore anchors and cables, laying additional lengths of pipes from dredge to shore, and in pumping water from pontoons.
  • Starts and stops engines to operate equipment.
  • Moves levers to place dredge in position for excavation, engage hydraulic pump, raise and lower suction boom, and control rotation of cutterhead.
  • Lowers anchor pole to verify depth of excavation, using winch, or scans depth gauge to determine depth of excavation.
  • Starts power winch that draws in or lets out cable to change position of dredge, or pulls in and lets out cable manually.
Dredge Pumper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Dredge Operators

Job family population: 1,410

Estimated population of Dredge Pumper jobs: N/A

Rate of error: 27.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,630
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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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