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Metallographer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$112,312 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Metallographer is $112,312 a year and $54 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Metallographer is between $78,838 and $139,394. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Metallographer. 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

  • Plans and evaluates conducted microscopic, macroscopic, and other tests and investigations of metals and alloys for purposes as metallurgical control over products or use in developing new or improved grades and types of metals, alloys, or production methods.
  • Directs laboratory personnel in preparing of samples, such as polishing or etching, and selects area of sample where microscopic or macroscopic examination is to be made.
  • Studies photomicrographs and performs microscopic examinations on samples to determine metal characteristics, such as crystal structure, porosity, and homogeneity.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Metallographer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Materials Engineers

Job family population: 27,200

Estimated population of Metallographer jobs: 4,706

Rate of error: 3.9%

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...

Metallographer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 16
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Metallurgist - Elk Grove Village, Illinois - (Recent College Graduate Preferred) Reports to EGV Quality Manager and The VP of Quality Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Maintains a quality system ...
Principal R&D
Apr 11
Des Plaines, United States
Honeywell UOP is seeking a highly qualified individual in the area of metallurgy to join us. This career opportunity is available for a Principal scientist position within our Materials ...
Quality Inspector
Jun 19
Itasca, IL, USA
Experis- Engineering
Candidates having metallurgical inspection (micro hardness) experience will be preferred. Responsibilities: · Conducts dimensional inspection activities on production at client facilities or on ...
Quality Engineer
Jun 15
Hammond, IN, USA
Omni One
Utilize solid metallurgical skills to ensure high quality standards are achieved * Collect and analyze data for product and process * Search for ways to improve quality practices and procedures
Chemical Process Supervisor/Engineer
May 13
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Oversees sanitary waste water treatment operationsTrouble shoots on metallurgical processes as requiredResponsible for maintenance of equipment and tools in supervised areaEvaluates and recommends ...
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