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Engineer in Charge Transmitter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$99,451 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineer in Charge Transmitter is $99,451 a year and $48 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineer in Charge Transmitter is between $70,012 and $123,331. 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

  • Directs and coordinates operation and maintenance activities of radio, television broadcasting, or satellite uplink transmitter station in accordance with rules and regulations of federal communications commission: establishes procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of transmitter equipment.
  • Trains workers to interpret readings and indicator lights on control console and picture on video monitor, and to determine operating adjustments required to obtain uniform audio sound level and video picture of specified clarity and color.
  • Tunes or directs worker to tune transmitter to ensure signal emissions and radiation do not infringe on frequencies or broadcast area of other stations, and to obtain optimum operational performance of transmitting equipment.
  • Trains workers in diagnosing causes of transmitter malfunctions, using test equipment, and in repairing or jury-rigging equipment (making temporary hookup) to return transmitter to operational status.
  • Establishes procedures for testing of transmitter equipment, performance of preventative maintenance activities, and operation of equipment during test of emergency broadcast system.
  • Develops, plans, and prepares schematic drawings designed to modify and improve existing transmitter equipment, and directs and coordinates equipment modification activities to prevent interruptions in transmitting operations.
  • Prepares work schedules for transmitter operators.
  • May remove and repair, or assist workers to remove and repair equipment, using handtools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers.
Engineer in Charge Transmitter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Architectural and Engineering Managers

Job family population: 179,990

Estimated population of Engineer in Charge Transmitter jobs: 5,968

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Engineer in Charge Transmitter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 1
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Apr 22
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Kelly Services
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Senior Front End Engineer
Apr 24
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... charge on the next generation of our platform UI In order to be successful in this role, we need ... developers in the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment ...
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