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Dye Lab Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$26,202 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dye Lab Technician is $26,202 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dye Lab Technician is between $24,959 and $30,441. 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

  • Dyes knitted socks and sample cloth, according to dye formulae, using sample dyeing equipment and steam table for verification that products conform to company specifications.
  • Computes quantity of dyes required for machine of specified capacity, using desk calculator and dye formula.
  • Gathers, weighs, measures, and mixes dyes and chemicals, using scales, graduated cylinders, measuring cup, and titration cylinder.
  • Dyes individual socks, using steam table.
  • Flips switches and turns valves and hand wheel to prepare sample tub dye bath and adds specified quantities of acid and dye, to achieve required pH level and specifications for dye contrast and color intensity, to prepare sample cloth and sock to be inspected.
  • Presses buttons to activate and deactivate drum of extractor to remove excess moisture from machine and dyed sample cloth.
  • Submits dyed sample to supervisor for inspection.
Dye Lab Technician Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 9,800

Estimated population of Dye Lab Technician jobs: 178

Rate of error: 5.5%

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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