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Drill Press Setup Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$45,493 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drill Press Setup Operator is $45,493 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drill Press Setup Operator is between $33,970 and $55,074. 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 and operates multiple-spindle drilling machine to perform simultaneously or in sequence machining operations, such as drilling, reaming, countersinking, spot-facing, and tapping of holes in metal work pieces, according to specifications, tooling instructions, standard charts, and knowledge of machining procedures.
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications, such as hole locations and dimensions, and tooling instructions, such as drilling jigs, holding fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, and cutting tools to be used.
Drill Press Setup 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 Setup Operator jobs: 1,847

Rate of error: 4.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 Setup Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Die Punch Press Setup Operator ( 2nd Shift)
Apr 18
Carpentersville, IL, USA
Creative Resource Personnel, Inc
Occasionally-instruct operator as to special job conditions or safety precautions. Notify ... Setup 150, 200 and 300 ton press. · Use of measuring instruments. Scales, veneer calipers ...
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 ...
Press Brake Setup / Operator - $22 / hr
May 24
Chicago, United States
A manufacturer in New Berlin, WI is looking for a Brake Press Operator for a full-time opportunity. Responsibilities include: Work in a safe, and courteous manner. Regular attendance is an ...
Punch Press Setup / Operator - $18 / hr
May 15
Wauconda, IL, USA
A metal stamping company in Wauconda is looking for an experienced punch press die setter for a contract-to-hire opportunity. Flexible overtime available. First shift: 6:00am -2:20pm -Must have ...
Punch Press Setup / Operator - $23 / hr
Apr 15
Wonder Lake, IL, USA
A custom manufacturer of precision metal stampings in Ringwood, IL is looking for a Punch Press and Fourslide machine operator for their day shift. Qualified candidates will have experience operating ...
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