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Machinist First Class Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,625 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machinist First Class is $52,625 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machinist First Class is between $38,706 and $64,243. 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.
Machinist First Class Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Machinist First Class jobs: 12,318

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Machinist First Class Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Dishwasher - Immediate Hire
May 1
Chicago, IL, USA
First Class Workforce Solutions
First Class Workforce Solutions is looking for experienced and reliable dishwashers for our valued ... Change dishwater in dish machine every hour. * Wash pots, pans and trays by hand. * Remove trash ...
Machine Operator / Fabricator
May 21
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - West
Machine Operator / Fabricator Responsibilities: * Take measurements with ruler * Read blueprints ... By being committed to a first class experience and the highest quality candidates, we ensure our ...
CNC Machinist Up to $18.00
May 2
Woodridge, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Joliet
Indexes machine and adjustments positions of tools at each operation in relation to workpiece to ... By being committed to a first class experience and the highest quality candidates, we ensure our ...
Machine Operators
Mar 18
Aurora, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - Aurora
MACHINE OPERATOR Great starting pay $12-16 1st shift: 7AM-7PM 2nd shift: 7PM-7AM Crown Services ... By being committed to a first class experience and the highest quality candidates, we ensure our ...
Quality Control Technician - CNC Machining (2nd Shift)
Mar 14
Kenosha, WI, USA
Bradshaw Medical
... first pieces, in-process and finished products to ensure compliance to customer and print ... We manufacture world class instruments to meet your most demanding requirements. We have the ...
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