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Electrical Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$25,832 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electrical Assembler is $25,832 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electrical Assembler is between $24,959 and $29,880. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Electrical Assembler. 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

  • Routes, wires, assembles, and installs electrical and electronic components in aircraft and missile units, such as main junction and terminal boxes, main control switch panels, and instrument and radio panels, according to specifications, using jig boards, handtools, and equipment: reads work orders, blueprints, and specifications to determine established assembly methods.
  • Cuts wire to specified lengths, using wire cutters.
  • Cuts plastic sleeves and slips sleeves over wire ends to insulate connections.
  • Crimps terminal eyelets and lugs to wire ends, using hand or machine crimping device.
  • Routes, combs, twists, wraps, ties, and attaches wire to terminal points, according to jig board layout, using soldering gun and handtools.
  • Connects wiring to accessories, such as relays, circuit breakers, plugs, condensers, switches, and solenoids, and installs accessory assemblies in electrical or electronic units, using soldering gun and handtools.
  • Conducts functional and continuity tests of electrical assemblies, components, wire harness, and plugs, using ohmmeter, test lights, and other electrical testing instruments.
  • Pots or encapsulates electrical and electronic details encapsulator.
  • May attach eyelets, terminals, and mounting studs to etched circuit boards.
Electrical Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Job family population: 217,680

Estimated population of Electrical Assembler jobs: 6,028

Rate of error: 2.9%

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...

Electrical Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Electrical Assembler II
May 30
Lake Villa, IL, USA
R+D Custom Automation
Responsible for building/assembling electrical panels and components to print. Follows processes as ... assemble electronic components, panels, subassemblies and wiring. 2. Completes electronic ...
Manufacturing Assembler
Jun 21
Itasca, IL, USA
ABH Manufacturing Inc.
Job Description -Machine operating -Assembly experience -Visual inspection -Blueprint reading -Willingness to learn product line -Attention to detail -Electrical or manufacturing background ...
Production Assembler
May 15
Lombard, IL, USA
Performs limited assembly operations and molding assistance of a repetitive nature to build and assemble routine units such as electrical connectors, cable assemblies, and wire harnesses in Lombard ...
Electronic Assembly
Apr 27
Elgin, IL, USA
Kelly Services Inc
Assembly of 2-way radios and modems, attaching labels, using a hand tools to assemble and connect small electrical pieces. Will be lifting-up to 40lbs occasionally only 1-2 times per hour. Must be ...
Assemblers/Fabricators/Wire Assembler
May 10
Huntley, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
... Assembler to become an integral part of our team! You will perform various tasks as well as ... Experience with electrical panel wiring Pre-Employment Screening: Drug screen and background check ...
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