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Milling Planer Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,245 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Milling Planer Operator is $46,245 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Milling Planer Operator is between $34,485 and $56,032. 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

  • Sets up and operates planer-type milling machine that moves workpiece back and forth against rigidly held rotating cutters to mill workpieces, such as castings and machine parts, according to knowledge of planer-mill operating procedures: studies blueprints or layout on workpiece to determine machine set-up, and sequence of machining operations.
  • Lifts workpiece, using hoist, to position on machine bed.
  • Secures workpiece in holding fixture, using wrenches, and verifies position, using gauges, calipers, or square.
  • Selects cutting tool and mounts it in spindle, using handtools.
  • Adjusts controls to set feed rate, speed of cutting tool, and depth of cut.
  • Turns controls to position cutting tool relative to workpiece, starts machine, and engages automatic feed.
  • Observes operation, stops machine to change cutting tool, and adjust controls.
  • Verifies conformance of workpiece to finished specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Removes workpiece from machine bed.
Milling Planer Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 17,820

Estimated population of Milling Planer Operator jobs: 1,505

Rate of error: 7.2%

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...

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