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Machine Shop Machinist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,625 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Shop Machinist is $52,625 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Shop Machinist is between $38,706 and $64,243. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Machine Shop Machinist. 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

  • Fabricates metallic and nonmetallic parts, and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques, operating conventional, special-purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers.
  • Checks blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
Machine Shop Machinist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Machine Shop Machinist jobs: 12,318

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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 Shop Machinist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Shop Foreman
May 22
Bridgeview, IL, USA
Norman Filter Company is looking for a Machine Shop Foreman Summary The Machine Shop Foreman ... machinist to identify CNC programming issues opportunities for improvement. · Participate in ...
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 ...
Maintenance Technician (CNC Machine Shop) Up to $30/hr
May 10
Wheeling, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a machine shop located in the Wheeling area, seeks an experienced maintenance technician. Job Responsibilities: * Perform preventive maintenance per procedures on production, support and ...
Team Lead - Machine Shop and Fabrication
Apr 6
Skokie, IL, USA
JG ID #19-1227 - Skokie, IL 60077 - Patty Browar, Lead Recruiter Team Lead Machine Shop and Fabrication Lighting and Electrical Products Up to $30.00 per hour to start plus excellent company ...
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 ...
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