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Dry End Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,770 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dry End Tester is $37,770 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dry End Tester is between $28,780 and $45,187. 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

  • Tests samples of each batch of pulp and run of paper, using standard testing equipment and chemical analyses to control quality and uniformity of products: measures acidity of pulp, using ph meter.
  • Measures weight, thickness, and bulk of standard paper sample, using micrometer and scales.
  • Determines liquor content of pulp, using standard chemical analyses.
  • Makes hand sheet from pulp, using wire screen, press, and drying oven.
  • Counts dirt specks in unit area of sheet, using microscope.
  • Tests hand sheet and paper samples for bursting, tearing, and folding strength, using specified test equipment.
  • Measures brightness of hand sheet and paper, using reflectance meter and compares color with standard colors.
  • Records test data and prepares report for machine operators.
  • May be designated according to product tested as paper tester; pulp tester; or according to processing stage as dry-end tester; wet-end tester.
Dry End Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Dry End Tester jobs: 199

Rate of error: 0.7%

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...

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