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Grounding Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$73,509 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,941

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grounding Engineer is $73,509 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grounding Engineer is between $52,721 and $90,711. 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

Description:
  • Plans layout and oversees maintenance of protection equipment of an electric power distribution system to minimize interruption to service and danger to lives and equipment from abnormalities, such as overload, no load, and short circuits: studies drawings of power system and makes complex calculations to determine type, number, location, and correlation of protectors, such as relays, circuit breakers, fuses, and grounding devices.
  • Plans adjustments and additions to protective system necessitated by increased demands in development of new residential areas and unusual requirements of heavy industry.
  • Coordinates testing, repair, and installation of equipment.
  • Studies new developments to determine suitability of their application to protection system.
  • May program and direct computer analyses of system operating characteristics, such as power flow under normal and short-circuit conditions, system stability, and voltage and load limitations to obtain data used for such purposes as timing major system changes and additions, and analyzing interconnecting system problems.
  • May be designated according to specialization as grounding engineer; relay engineer.
Grounding Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

Job family population: 26,130

Estimated population of Grounding Engineer jobs: 1,203

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$85,217
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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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...

Grounding Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Electrical Design Engineer
May 6
Chicago, IL, USA
Experis
Add grounding bar * Remove heaters § Verify all component used on the product are UL and CSA (cUL ... Electrical Engineer not much about battery Nice to have about batteries Design Engineer Sweet spot ...
TOOLMAKER/MACHINIST
Apr 30
Grayslake, IL, USA
Harger Lightning & Grounding
... grounding industries. We have experience in all facets of these markets including engineering, systems design, product manufacturing and installation. Our engineering department provides design ...
Maintenance Technician
Apr 20
Grayslake, IL, USA
Harger Lightning & Grounding
Company Description Since 1960, Harger has been providing solutions to the lightning protection and grounding industries. We have experience in all facets of these markets including engineering ...
Machine Operator-1st and 2nd Shift
Apr 9
Grayslake, IL, USA
Harger Lightning & Grounding
Company Description Since 1960, Harger has been providing solutions to the lightning protection and grounding industries. We have experience in all facets of these markets including engineering ...
Mechanical Maintenance - 2nd Shift
May 17
Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
... programming ), fabrication and welding experience, electrical installations up to 480 V AC, industrial automation in general, equipment grounding, conveyors, industrial controls, motor controls. Job ...
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