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Feed & Pellet Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,245 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Feed & Pellet Operator is $33,245 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Feed & Pellet Operator is between $25,602 and $39,469. 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

  • Tends machine that presses ingredients into feed pellets for poultry and stock feed: turns steam valves to regulate temperature of machine.
  • Observes ammeter and turns valves to regulate flow of material to machine.
  • May adjust nozzles to regulate flow of molasses into ingredients and turn steam valves to regulate temperature of molasses.
  • May adjust flow of air to cool pellets in cooler.
  • May tend bucket elevator equipment to transfer pellets to storage.
  • May adjust rollers to crush pelletized feed into crumbles.
  • May mix poultry or stock feed preparatory to pelletizing feed mixer.
Feed & Pellet Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Feed & Pellet Operator jobs: 680

Rate of error: 2.7%

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 2,716,450 (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...

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