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Drill Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,713 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drill Press Operator is $38,713 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drill Press Operator is between $29,380 and $46,434. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Drill Press 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

  • Operates previously set up drilling machines, such as single- or multiple-spindle drill presses to drill, ream, countersink, spot face, or tap holes in metal or nonmetal work pieces according to specifications.
Drill Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 11,030

Estimated population of Drill Press Operator jobs: 194

Rate of error: 4.8%

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...

Drill Press Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator/Contract to Hire
Jun 7
Elgin, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
... lathes, surface grinders & drill press * Must be able to perform own setups. DUTIES ... and operating machine tools. * Perform milling, drilling, turning, grinding, material removal ...
Machine Operator
Apr 13
Hobart, IN, USA
Daifuku Wynright Corporation
Overview The Machine Operator operates the machine shop and press-in assembly process under the ... turning, drilling, taping, deburring, molding, and all bench operations + Ability to read ...
Drill Press Operator
Mar 29
Shorewood, IL, USA
First Staff Services
Drill Press Operator needed in Shorewood, IL Shift: 3:30pm - 12:00am (+ overtime) Pay: $12.00/hr Requirements: Resume with machine shop experience preferred Job offer pending background screening You ...
Fabrication Machine Operators
Jun 19
University Park, IL, USA
We are seeking a Fabrication/ Machine Operators to join our team! You will help oversee operational ... Operate machinery such as Punch Press, Drill Press, Grinder, Notcher, and/or Press Brake * Order ...
Machine Operator 2nd Shift (2PM-10PM)
Jun 19
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Resource Label Group
We are currently recruiting for a 2nd Shift (2PM-10PM) Digicon Machine Operator to join our ... press and adjusts tension and feed as directed. · Starts Digicon press, adjusting speed and ...
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