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Forging Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,238 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Forging Machine Operator is $44,238 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Forging Machine Operator is between $33,168 and $53,465. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Forging Machine 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

  • Prepares and operates closed-die power press to produce metal forgings.
  • Follows work order specifications, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
Forging Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 18,300

Estimated population of Forging Machine Operator jobs: 2,587

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Forging Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Operator
May 1
South Elgin, IL, USA
KrisDee & Associates
... forgings, extrusions and plate. We are a strategic supplier to a wide variety of industries. With a large investment in modern, high-speed, CNC machining centers, KrisDee provides complex, precision ...
CNC Operator - 2nd Shift
Apr 9
Chicago, IL, USA
WaterSaver Faucet Co.
You will be responsible for operating CNC lathes and mills, working to turn valuable castings, forgings, and bar stock into quality parts for our customers. Operate and adjust CNC machine tools to ...
CNC Operator - 1st and 2nd Shift
Apr 2
Elmhurst, IL, USA
AJ Manufacturing Co., Inc.
CNC operating experience * Manual machining experience * Operates machines running complex and high ... OKUMA vertical machining centers, OKUMA CNC lathes with IEMCA bar feeders, BLISS hot-forging ...
CNC Setup
May 2
Downers Grove, IL, USA
... operator quality and productivity. · Responsible for safety, housekeeping and scrap within designated cells. · Preferred experience in machining forgings and alloy steels and maintaining tight ...
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