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Machine Operator General Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,676 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Operator General is $37,676 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Operator General is between $28,669 and $45,074. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Machine Operator General. 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 automatic and semiautomatic machines that punch holes, trim or notch envelope ends, and affix clasps, reinforcing patches, and snap fasteners and string or wire ties to envelopes: turns screws to adjust guides and stops of machines, such as clasp, eyeletter, patch, tension, and thumb cut to accommodate specified size envelopes, using handtools.
  • Pours clasps, eyelets, snap fasteners, or other envelope parts into machine hoppers and mounts rolls of patching or reinforcing tape on machine spindles.
  • Positions envelopes on feed bed or under operating heads of machines against guides and stops.
  • Depresses hand or foot levers to actuate machines.
  • Removes completed envelopes and packs them in carton or box.
Machine Operator General Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Machine Operator General jobs: 13

Rate of error: 4.0%

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...

Machine Operator General Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

General Labor and Entry Level Machine Operators - $13-$18 per hour
May 16
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Phoenix Staffing & Management Systems, Inc.
Immediate openings at a large manufacturing facility in the Northwestern Suburbs for entry level machine operators, general labor workers, and Quality Control or Picking / Packaging associates. Pay ...
Machine Operator
May 20
Chicago, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - Burbank
... operators. This company provides safety, security and storage solutions to all of their customers ... What will you do: -Set up and operate a variety of machines -Assist with general labor duties Why ...
Machine Operator
May 20
Hodgkins, IL, USA
Alternative Staffing Inc
Job Description Machine Operators needed to work in a Co-packer of dry goods. Familiarity working ... At ASI, we offer jobs for skilled and general labor workers, and insights and advice to help ...
General Labor / Machine Operator Needed $12-$15.00 per hour
May 6
University Park, IL, USA
Immediate openings at a large manufacturing facility in the South Suburbs of Chicago for entry level machine operators and general labor workers. Pay rate from $12.00 to $15.00 per hour depending on ...
1st & 2nd Machine Operators/Contract to Hire
May 10
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Perform general preventative maintenance task. * Help other machine operators as needed. Qualifications: * Minimum High School graduated and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. * 0 ...
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