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Milling/Planing Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,337 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Milling/Planing Machine Operator is $44,337 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Milling/Planing Machine Operator is between $33,197 and $53,629. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Milling/Planing Machine 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

  • Mills flat or curved surfaces on metal work pieces, such as machine, tool, or die parts, analyzing specifications, and selecting tooling, according to knowledge of milling procedures, tending variety of milling machines.
Milling/Planing Machine 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/Planing Machine Operator jobs: 417

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 2,705,994 (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...

Milling/Planing Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator
May 31
Wheeling, IL, USA
ISO 13485 certified Capabilities: * 4- & 5-axis milling * Swiss machining * CNC turning * Wire ... Reads and follows operating manuals, maintenance instructions and procedures. * Inspects parts ...
Machine Operators
Jun 24
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
... operating machine tools. ... Perform milling, drilling, turning, grinding, material removal operation, CNC or manual machinery.
Machine Operator Swiss CNC
Apr 24
Hanover Park, IL, USA
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment operating CNC Machines. * Knowledge ... CNC Milling * Schutte, Euroturn, Davenport * Honing * New Britain * Index Machine * Transturn
CNC Machinist Operator
May 17
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Plans and performs a variety of machine operations utilizing numerical control machining centers to ... Performs a variety of milling, drilling, boring, or related operations to close and interrelated ...
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Operator & Programmer
Jun 7
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
GereMarie Corporation
... axis CNC milling, automated CNC turning with live tools, Y-axis, sub-spindles, automated ... multitasking machining centers, complemented by swiss turning, laser cutting, laser marking ...
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