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Instrument Maker & Repairer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,913 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Instrument Maker & Repairer is $43,913 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Instrument Maker & Repairer is between $32,880 and $53,072. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Instrument Maker & Repairer. 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

  • Sets up and operates machine tools to remodel electrical and electronic instruments used in electrical logging, gun perforating, sub-surface surveying, and other oil, gas, or borehole prospecting, testing and servicing operations, following engineering orders and specifications and applying knowledge of electronics, mechanics, metal properties, shop mathematics, and machining procedures: measures, marks, and scribes dimensions of parts to be made on metal or plastic stock, using layout tools, such as rule, square, or scribe lay-out worker.
  • Machines parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, drill presses, and grinders machinist.
  • Assembles fabricated mechanical parts and such purchased parts as pulleys, springs, and dials, using bolts, screws, tweezers, wrenches, and screwdrivers instrument maker.
  • Installs electrical and electronic parts, such as sockets, switches, and rheostats, in chassis.
  • Connects circuit components, such as tubes, coils, and switches, using wire strippers and soldering iron and following circuit diagrams.
  • Tests instruments to determine conformance to specifications, using equipment, such as voltmeters and ohmmeters.
  • May be designated according to product remodeled or repaired.
Instrument Maker & Repairer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 73,530

Estimated population of Instrument Maker & Repairer jobs: 27,141

Rate of error: 2.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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