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Electric Power Shovel Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,246 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electric Power Shovel Operator is $49,246 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electric Power Shovel Operator is between $36,372 and $59,969. 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

  • Operates power-driven machine, equipped with movable shovel, to excavate or move coal, dirt, rock, sand, and other materials.
  • Receives written or verbal instructions from supervisor regarding material to move or excavate.
  • Pushes levers and depresses pedals to move machine, to lower and push shovel into stockpiled material, to lower and dig shovel into surface of ground, and to lift, swing, and dump contents of shovel into truck, car, or onto conveyor, hopper, or stockpile.
Electric Power Shovel Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

Job family population: 45,450

Estimated population of Electric Power Shovel Operator jobs: 2,959

Rate of error: 2.3%

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...

Electric Power Shovel Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Mar 11
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Forklift Operator $13.25 (Swing Shift)
May 16
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Sharp Staff Inc.
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Forklift Operator
Apr 11
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Apr 1
Chicago, USA
Job Juncture, Inc.
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