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Experimental Rocket Sled Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,600 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Experimental Rocket Sled Mechanic is $56,600 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Experimental Rocket Sled Mechanic is between $41,458 and $69,212. 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

  • Installs, adjusts, and repairs recording and control instruments and structural components in experimental rocket sleds according to blueprints, using handtools, power tools, and test equipment: mounts instruments, such as telemetering transmitter, strain gauges, and cameras on sled, using portable power drill, handtools, and soldering iron.
  • Inspects firing control circuits, instruments, and recording systems, using test equipment, such as ammeter, voltmeter, and oscilloscope.
  • Adjusts test settings for hydraulic or other braking mechanism.
  • Positions and secures ballast in sled to obtain specified weight distribution and balance.
  • Repairs firing control mechanisms, recording systems, and other structural and mechanical parts and devices after test completion, using handtools, power tools, and welding equipment.
  • May modify rocket motors or related hardware, using metal or composite reforming tools or welding equipment.
Experimental Rocket Sled Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job family population: 131,500

Estimated population of Experimental Rocket Sled Mechanic jobs: 494

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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