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Inspector Scales Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$61,278 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Inspector Scales is $61,278 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Inspector Scales is between $44,572 and $75,181. 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

  • Inspects, tests, and adjusts scale mechanisms and repairs or replaces defective parts to ensure balance and accuracy of scales, using handtools and test equipment: rolls test weights to and from position on scale platform and reads dial indications or weight tickets (if scale is so equipped) to verify accuracy of scales.
  • Adjusts parts, such as loading box, rack, pendulum weights, and cams, for travel and leverage to determine type of error and coordinate readings with weights.
  • Adjusts and tightens parts, such as locking handle, cam holddowns and ribbons, pendulum lever assembly, and stops for tare-beam lever, using handtools.
  • Reduces friction to minimum in all bearings and parts of scale, using chisels, taps, tin snips, hacksaw, plumb bob, and electric drill.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • May install parts in conjunction with balancing operation.
Inspector Scales Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Inspector Scales jobs: 10,820

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

Inspector Scales Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Experienced Quality Inspector
May 1
Blue Island, IL, USA
Chicago Magnesium
We are seeking an Experienced Quality Inspector to join our team! You will be responsible for ... scale (linear), gauge blocks, thread gauges, and comparative standards * Knowledge of ISO9000
Rewind Label Inspector
Apr 15
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Weber Packaging Solutions
Rewind Label Inspector - PM, Hours: M-TH 3:15pm - 1:45am Snapshot of the Position... The Rewinder ... a scale; ruler). Additionally, this role is responsible for visually ensuring that the quality of ...
Quality Inspector - 3rd shift
Mar 26
Elgin, IL, USA
Company name is private
Measure product using calipers, micrometers, gages and scales * Visually inspect product for any surface non-conformities * Read appropriate control plans daily * Maintain a clean, safe and organized ...
Entry-Level General Machinist
May 23
Niles, IL, USA
Messina Group
... inspection tools efficiently. * The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, comparators, indicator setups, calibration stickers and scales. * The ability to read ...
Quality Lead
Apr 25
Chicago, IL, USA
Bernal / Atlas Die / Midway
To check, inspect and assure that Quality Standards and Customer Requirements are met on products ... Required to read micrometers, vernier of dial calipers scales, or other measuring devices. Must ...
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