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Driller Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,811 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$708

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Driller Operator is $44,811 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Driller Operator is between $33,506 and $54,203. 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:
  • Sets up and operates self-propelled or truck-mounted drilling machine to bore blasting holes in overburden at strip mine, open pit, quarry, or construction site: positions and stabilizes machine, using jacks, and lowers drill shaft into position.
  • Moves levers to start and advance drill into overburden, ore, or rock formation.
  • Stops drill to install additional drill stems.
  • Observes operation to detect binding or stoppage of drill.
  • Removes drill when specified depth has been reached.
  • Replaces broken or worn parts, using handtools, and lubricates equipment.
  • May charge and set off explosives in blasting holes.
  • May be assisted by driller helper (construction; mine & quarry).
  • May be designated according to type of drill operated as tractor-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry); rotary-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry); wagon-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry).
Driller 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 Driller Operator jobs: 1,077

Rate of error: 4.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,948
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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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...

Driller Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Mar 29
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May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Career Transitions Holdings, LLC
CNC Programmer/Operator - Chicago, IL 3-5 years' experience in a Cabinetry Shop or Store Fixture ... Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting operations; taking ...
Machine Operator / Fabricator
May 21
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - West
Machine Operator / Fabricator Responsibilities: * Take measurements with ruler * Read blueprints ... Use grinder, brake and drill presses * Spot Welding Work hours are 1st shift, 6am - 230pm Monday ...
CNC Operator
Apr 19
Woodridge, IL, USA
OrbusExhibit&Display
Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing ... CNC Operator Skills and Qualifications: Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal ...
Haas Mill Operator
Apr 9
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Elgen Staffing
Our client, a global metals manufacturer, is seeking experienced Haas Mill Operator to come join ... Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving and cutting. Including turning, facing ...
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