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Machine Shop Layout Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,938 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Shop Layout is $50,938 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Layout is between $37,932 and $61,770. 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

  • Lays out metal stock or work pieces, such as castings, plates, or machine parts, to indicate location, dimensions, and tolerances necessary for further processing, such as machining, welding, or assembly, analyzing specifications and computing dimensions according to knowledge of product, subsequent processing, shop mathematics, and layout procedures.
  • Assesses blueprint, sketch, model, or other specifications and creates layout.
  • Examines work piece and verifies such requirements as dimensions and squareness, using rule, square, and straightedge.
  • Lifts and positions work piece in relation to surface plate manually or with hoist, using such work aids as shims, parallel blocks, and angle plates.
  • Verifies position with measuring instruments, such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.
Machine Shop Layout Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 8,550

Estimated population of Machine Shop Layout jobs: 1,111

Rate of error: 3.7%

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...

Machine Shop Layout Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Journeyman Machinist
May 7
East Chicago, IN, USA
Pinder Polyurethane and Plastics, Inc.
Sets up and operates conventional machine shop equipment to fabricate parts, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials and layout ...
May 7
Chicago, IL, USA
Quality Fabrication Inc
Quality Fabrication Inc. is a mid-sized "Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication and Machining company ... paced job shop environment. You MUST know trigonometry and flat pattern layout Experience with ...
Tool Grinder / Deburr / Gear Polisher
Apr 2
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Leading Machining Manufacturer
Set stamping machine with metal impression stamp called for by process, or hand stand using sketch ... Operator will layout and finish aircraft deburring and polishing tasks. Select proper wheels/stones ...
Maintenance Mechanic
May 7
Portage, IN, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
Ability to layout machinery and mechanical components * Autocad or Solidworks is a plus. ... Keep shop clean and organized * Complete parts order requests * Support Facilities Maintenance
Mechanical Assembler
May 16
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Prime UV-IR Systems, Inc.
Work in manufacturing facility with in-house machine shop. Skilled assembler, with fabrication ... Must be able to read and interpret blue prints, do layout work, and secondary machining operations ...
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