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Electronic Scanner Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,747 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electronic Scanner Operator is $55,747 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electronic Scanner Operator is between $40,889 and $68,168. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Electronic Scanner Operator. 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

  • Analyzes original copy (material to be reproduced) and operates electronic scanner to produce color-separated positive or negative films for use in production of lithographic printing plates: analyzes original copy to evaluate color density, gradation highlights, middle tones, and shadows, using densitometer and knowledge of light and color.
  • Types on scanner keyboard or touches mouse to symbols on scanner video display unit to input software, or turns knobs or punches buttons to set scanner to specific color density, size, screen ruling, and exposure adjustments.
  • Loads film into film holder, places holder in exposing chamber and starts automatic vacuum system mechanism that loads and secures film on scanner drum.
  • Activates scanner to produce positive or negative films for each primary color and black in original copy.
  • Unloads exposed film from scanner and places film in automatic processor to develop image on film.
  • Inspects developed film for specified results and quality, using magnifying glass and scope, and forwards acceptable negatives or positives to stripper, lithographic i, proofer, prepress, or customer.
  • Performs tests to determine exposure adjustments on scanner and adjusts scanner controls until specified results are obtained.
  • May position color transparency, negative, or reflection copy on scanning drum and mount drum and head on scanner.
Electronic Scanner Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Job family population: 11,440

Estimated population of Electronic Scanner Operator jobs: 1,220

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Electronic Scanner Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 10
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Apr 15
Naperville, IL, USA
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Mar 25
Merrillville, IN, USA
Pinnacle Consulting LLC
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Barton Staffing Solutions
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