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Machine Tool Setup Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,462 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Tool Setup Operator is $47,462 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Tool Setup Operator is between $35,343 and $57,554. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Machine Tool Setup Operator. 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

  • Prepares and operates variety of machine tools, such as radial drill press, lathes, milling machines, shapers, and grinders, to machine metal work pieces, such as patterns and machine, tool, or die parts, usually on custom basis.
  • Assesses specifications and determines tooling, applying knowledge of metal properties, machining, and shop mathematics.
  • Checks blueprint or layout on work piece to visualize machining required, and figures sequence of operations.
  • Selects method of holding work piece.
Machine Tool Setup Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Machine Tool Setup Operator jobs: 16,237

Rate of error: 0.9%

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 2,705,994 (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 Tool Setup Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Tool Room Operator
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
H&K Perforating LLC
Job Summary - Tool Room Operator - Chicago Division H&K Perforating LLC is an established and ... Â· Setup, program, operate and tear down machine. · Work with various tool room materials. · ...
CNC Lathe Setup / Operator - $20 / hr
Apr 16
Itasca, IL, USA
Set-up machines, modify program as necessary, install tool registers, offsets, and compensation. ... Train operators in running production jobs, monitoring their rates and parts quality. Assist ...
CNC Machinist Operator
May 17
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Attaches fixture to machine bed and positions and secures work piece in fixture according to setup ... Manipulates controls and enters commands to index cutting tool to specified set point and to start ...
CNC Machine Operator/Contract to Hire
May 16
Schaumburg, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Setup and operate machines in prototype shop. Must also be able to run surface grinders and other ... Following specific and general instructions, tool designs, drawings, standard practices and ...
CNC Machine Operator - Swiss Precision Manufacturing
May 22
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Talent Solutions Group Inc
... setup necessities. * Works with analysis & Development on special comes. * Effectively and ... points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; conniving ...
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