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Dust Collector Attendant Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,067 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dust Collector Attendant is $35,067 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dust Collector Attendant is between $26,863 and $41,775. 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

  • Tends equipment that washes taconite ore dust collected from air: starts dust collection equipment and turns valves to adjust pressure to required level as indicated by manometer.
  • Examines parts of dust collector, such as pipes, nozzles, strainers, and collection surfaces, for pluggings, breaks, leaks, and residue.
  • Closes water valves and stops pumps to permit cleaning and repairing of equipment.
  • Washes residue from collection surfaces, pumps, hoppers, and fans, using water hose.
  • Turns threaded water nozzles into fittings to change type of nozzle or to replace defective ones.
  • Removes mesh strainers and cleans them, using airhose.
  • Tightens glands on pumps and valves, using wrenches.
  • May record gauge readings.
  • May tend equipment that extracts carbon dust from air.
Dust Collector Attendant Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 17,410

Estimated population of Dust Collector Attendant jobs: 811

Rate of error: 4.6%

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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