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Grip Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,039 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grip is $53,039 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grip is between $39,120 and $64,642. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Grip. 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

  • Performs any combination of following tasks in motion picture or television studio or set location: moves control levers and wheels to guide cranes, booms, and dollies that move cameras and other equipment.
  • Sews canvas and other materials to make and repair tents, tarps, scrims, and backings, using sewing machine.
  • Erects canvas covers to protect camera from rain on location.
  • Cuts gelatin and fiberglass light diffusers to fit metal frame of camera and inserts diffusers into frame.
  • Rigs and dismantles frames, scaffolding, backdrops, prefabricated dressing rooms, camera platforms, and tents for set in studio or on location, using carpenter's handtools.
  • May be designated according to department assigned as construction grip; production grip; sewing room grip.
Grip Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Broadcast Technicians

Job family population: 30,390

Estimated population of Grip jobs: 177

Rate of error: 5.0%

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...

Grip Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Operator (Grinding)
May 22
Geneva, IL, USA
Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Co.
Objective: Perform duties to set-up and operate twin-grip or grinding equipment. Duties: Work from instructions, prints and process specifications. 1. Perform duties to successfully operate ...
May 22
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Atalian Global Services - US
... pounds of grip strength at 4 1/2" circumference • Frequent reaching to shoulder level, above shoulder level and below knees to clean, pick up trash, etc. • Frequent lowering of trash (bags ...
Apr 6
Chicago, IL, USA
CAD/CAM Recruiters, Inc.
STRONGER EXPERIENCE THE BETTER keywords UGNX programmer ugII nc programmer ug/postbuilder post-processor developer UGNX CNC programmer UG programmer grip nc programmer open api UG CNC programmer UGNX ...
Installer 1st Shift Fabrication Skills A PLUS
Jun 13
Merrillville, IN, USA
Resolve Human Resources
... grip set, side or diagonal cutters, needle or long nose pliers, linesman pliers, 8" wire strippers, complete screwdriver set, 10" scissor style tin snips, ball pein hammer, pry bar, flashlight ...
CDL Driver
Jun 5
Addison, United States
Iron Mountain
Grip, lift, push, pull, and carry wheeled, plastic bins over, up and down inclines, stairs, changes in walking surfaces and elevations * Lift at least 70 lbs. * Walk, stand and sit for extended ...
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