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Engineer Operating Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,410 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineer Operating is $59,410 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineer Operating is between $43,335 and $72,769. 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 several types of power construction equipment, such as compressors, pumps, hoists, derricks, cranes, shovels, tractors, scrapers, or motor graders, to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structural and reinforcing steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving materials.
Engineer Operating Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Engineer Operating jobs: 54,379

Rate of error: 0.8%

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...

Engineer Operating Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Programmer - Operator 8348GK
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Career Transitions Holdings, LLC
CNC Programmer/Operator - Chicago, IL 3-5 years' experience in a Cabinetry Shop or Store Fixture Industry Responsibilities * Programs routers and saws by entering instructions, including zero and ...
CMM Programmer/Operator
May 20
Addison, IL, USA
Manufacturing Company
Lead Operator / Programmer for the CMM's to measure parts for conformance, first piece approvals ... engineer with PPAP submissions · Transfer CMM data to FAI forms · Training of production team ...
CNC Programmer / Operator
Apr 26
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Global Tool & Die Inc.
Minimum 3 years programming & operating experience. Must have high school diploma (associates degree or tool & die certificate preferred) Efficiently program & set up vertical CNC milling machines. ...
HAAS CNC Programmer/Machine Operator
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Our HAAS CNC Programmer/Operator Machinist /Assembly Technician will primarily be responsible for the programing and machining of fabricated parts as needed to support our production machinery as ...
Principal Operator Training Simulator Project Engineer
May 24
Naperville, IL, USA
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