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Knife Setter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,643 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Knife Setter is $34,643 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Knife Setter is between $26,573 and $41,270. 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 machines to shred woodstock into excelsior of specified thickness: installs knives and spurs (metal combs that furrow surface of woodstock in front of knives), using wrenches and screwdrivers.
  • Turns setscrews and moves levers to regulate speed of conveyor and depth of cut.
  • May sharpen knives and spurs knife and spur grinder.
Knife Setter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Job family population: 79,650

Estimated population of Knife Setter jobs: 2,447

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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