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Instrumentation Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,915 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Instrumentation Technician is $55,915 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Instrumentation Technician is between $41,013 and $68,374. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Instrumentation Technician. 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

  • Devises, selects, sets up, and operates electronic instrumentation and related electromechanical or electrohydraulic apparatus used for operational and environmental testing of mechanical, structural, or electrical equipment, and translates test data for engineering personnel to formulate engineering design and evaluation decisions: selects, installs, calibrates, and checks sensing, telemetering, and recording instrumentation and circuitry, and develops specifications for nonstandard apparatus according to engineering data, characteristics of equipment under test, and capabilities of procurable test apparatus.
  • Sketches and builds or modifies jigs, fixtures, and instruments and related apparatus, and verifies dimensional and functional acceptability of devices fabricated by craft or technical personnel.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance of test apparatus and peripheral equipment.
  • Installs or directs technical personnel in installation of unit in test chamber or other test facility.
  • Operates test apparatus during test cycle to produce, regulate, and record effects of actual or simulated conditions, such as vibration, stress, temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, and acceleration.
  • Analyzes and converts test data to usable form, using mathematical formulas, and prepares graphs and written reports to translate test results.
  • May plan test program.
  • May use computerized equipment and software to perform testing functions and produce graphs.
  • May be designated according to equipment tested as rocket-control technician; or according to nature of tes.
Instrumentation Technician Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 128,320

Estimated population of Instrumentation Technician jobs: 9,124

Rate of error: 2.1%

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...

Instrumentation Technician Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Instrumentation and Controls Technician
May 1
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Instrumentation and Controls Technician Location United States - MT - Indian Creek Function Operations and Maintenance Apply Now POSITION SUMMARY The Instrumentation & Automation Controls Technician ...
Sterlie Processing Tech l, Central Processing, St Joseph MC Joliet
Apr 30
Joliet, United States
Presence Health
N SUMMARY The Sterile Processing Technician I under general supervision performs all duties ... Removes damaged instrumentation needing repair from service and arranges for service and/or ...
Service Technician
May 31
Chicago, IL, USA
Controls Group USA
Service Technician - Testing Equipment Location: Elgin, IL (Outskirts of Chicago) Company: Controls ... instrumentation, etc.) * Degree /College education in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics ...
Controls Technician
Mar 29
Joliet, IL, USA
C&W Services
Controls Technician C&W Services is the industry leader in Integrated Maintenance Solutions providing service to more than 600 companies worldwide and a sister company of Cushman & Wakefield We are ...
Maintenance Technician Manufacturing
May 9
Wheeling, IL, USA
Creation Technologies
We are looking for a Maintenance Technician who embodies our core values--entrepreneurship ... Instrumentation, Medical, Communications, Transportation, Military/Aerospace and Safety & Security ...
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