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Machine Shop Machine Builder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,144 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Shop Machine Builder is $49,144 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Machine Builder is between $36,496 and $59,694. 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

  • Assembles and fits components according to assembly blueprints, manuals, engineering memos, sketches, and knowledge of machine construction to construct, rebuild, and repair machines and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Assesses assembly blueprint and specifications manual, and prepares plans for machine building operations.
  • Verifies conformance of parts to stock list and blueprints, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers.
Machine Shop Machine Builder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Job family population: 37,770

Estimated population of Machine Shop Machine Builder jobs: 2,674

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 Shop Machine Builder Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Builder
May 13
Bartlett, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
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Machine Learning Engineer
May 20
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Machine Operator Second Shift
Apr 23
Melrose Park, IL, USA
Express Employment
Ideal candidates will have 1-2+ years of experience working in a machine shop environment. * Must ... Our team exists to connect job seekers and employers, help build a stronger local community and ...
Machine Shop Foreman
May 22
Bridgeview, IL, USA
Norman Filter Company is looking for a Machine Shop Foreman Summary The Machine Shop Foreman requires the ability to plan, lead, develop and direct skilled production machining operations. Essential ...
COO - machine shop/ industrial manufacturer
May 14
Itasca, IL, USA
Needs to have machine shop experience, prefer aerospace industry experience as well. Private equity experience a huge plus Bachelors degree required, prefer MBA. The COO must have a thorough ...
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