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Loader Head Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,438 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Loader Head Operator is $35,438 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Loader Head Operator is between $27,111 and $42,289. 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

  • Controls boom conveyors to move materials, such as coal, ore, and gravel, to and from railroad cars or processing station, and storage piles: starts specified boom conveyor and conveyor belts, and adjusts height, swing, and extension of boom according to size of storage pile or position of car.
  • Opens side gates of railroad cars or gates of processing station to dump material onto conveyor that carries it to storage pile.
  • Positions boom conveyor over railroad car and starts flow of materials from plant or storage pile to load car.
  • Regulates conveyor speed to prevent spilling or weight variations among cars.
  • Observes gauges and lights on control panel to detect malfunctions of conveyor system.
  • Diverts materials to storage bins or notifies plant or tipple operator to stop supply of materials during emergency.
  • Lubricates machine, using grease gun and oilcan.
  • May drive mobile boom conveyor to designated work area.
  • May be known as stacker operator.
Loader Head Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 26,570

Estimated population of Loader Head Operator jobs: 890

Rate of error: 3.4%

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...

Loader Head Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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