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Jigger Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,030 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Jigger is $29,030 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Jigger is between $24,959 and $34,052. 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

  • Tends dye jig that passes cloth from one roll to another through vat of dye or other solution to scour, bleach, or dye cloth: mounts roll of cloth on machine, using power hoist.
  • Passes cloth under guide rollers in tank to takeup roll.
  • Turns valve to fill tank with water and pours specified quantity of dye into tank or notifies dye-weigher helper to release dye solution to dye machine.
  • Sets thermostat to control steam for heating solution.
  • Adds chemicals as instructed by dyer, supervisor.
  • Starts machine that passes cloth through dye bath or chemical solution, reversing direction of cloth until it has passed through solution specified number of times.
  • Opens valve to drain solution from machine.
  • Fills machine with water and rinses surplus dye from cloth by passing cloth through water as in dyeing.
  • Doffs roll of cloth from dye jig, using power hoist.
  • May weigh and mix dyes.
Jigger Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 9,800

Estimated population of Jigger jobs: 676

Rate of error: 5.5%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

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