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Driller Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,150 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Driller Helper is $44,150 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Driller Helper is between $33,012 and $53,403. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Driller Helper. 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

  • Bores or burn blasts holes in overburden at strip mine, open pit, quarry, or construction site, as assistant to driller, machine (construction; mine & quarry): signals driller, machine (construction; mine & quarry) to position machine.
  • Adds, positions, and replaces drill stems, burners, casings, cables, and hoses to assist in drilling operation.
  • Pulls electric cables and water hoses clear of machine treads.
  • Observes ground surface and machine operation for indications of unsafe conditions.
  • Collects ore samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Lubricates and cleans equipment.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
Driller Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Helpers--Extraction Workers

Job family population: 15,280

Estimated population of Driller Helper jobs: 857

Rate of error: 4.6%

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...

Driller Helper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Shop Help
Jun 19
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Express Employment Professionals
Primary responsibility will be helping with bindery work, helping out on different pieces of ... Using machinery to fold, cut, drill, score, shrink wrap, stitch, etc. If you are interested, apply ...
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 ... We will work with you to understand your needs and skills and help you find a position that you ...
Laborer / CDL A Driver
May 22
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Earth Solutions, Inc
Drilling experience a plus; training is available.Utility locating experience is a plus. Must have ... Must have a friendly, helpful and positive attitude Professional environment and competitive salary.
Fabrication Machine Operators
Jun 19
University Park, IL, USA
You will help oversee operational activities and ensure excellent quality control. 1st and 2nd ... Operate machinery such as Punch Press, Drill Press, Grinder, Notcher, and/or Press Brake * Order ...
Machinist - Actuators Swiss Turning
Jun 7
McHenry County, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Our Machinists help to set-up and operator CNC machines, grinders and drill press. Help to program machines as necessary and perform secondary operations as required and deburr parts. Expand your ...
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