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Gag Press Straightener Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,557 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gag Press Straightener is $37,557 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gag Press Straightener is between $28,617 and $44,932. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Gag Press Straightener. 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 power press equipped with pressure blocks or dies to straighten warped or bent metal objects, such as plates, structural castings, shapes, forgings, and shafts to specified dimensions: examines workpiece to locate defects, using such devices as straightedge, deflection gauge, template, and square.
  • Positions and locks specified pressure blocks, or die, into ram of machine, or positions shims under high spots of workpiece.
  • Lifts and positions workpiece into bed of machine manually or using jib or crane.
  • Starts ram which presses out bent or high spots of workpiece.
  • Reexamines and repositions workpiece, changing shims for each pass until workpiece conforms with specifications.
  • May turn levers or handwheels to adjust depth and pressure of ram.
  • May preheat metal, using heating furnace or hand torch and clean dies between pressings, using compressed air, oil, and brush.
  • May tend machine equipped with preset dies to bend metal to specified shapes.
  • May grind rough edges from finished workpiece, using portable hand grinder.
  • May be designated according to part straightened as barrel straightener ii; crankshaft straightener; gear straightener; or according to type press operated as gag-press straightener.
Gag Press Straightener Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Gag Press Straightener jobs: 1,633

Rate of error: 0.8%

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 2,705,994 (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...

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