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Model Maker Plastic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$60,632 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Model Maker Plastic is $60,632 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Model Maker Plastic is between $44,164 and $74,327. 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 precision plastic checking fixtures used to determine accuracy of stamped metal parts: casts plastic reproduction from model of part plastic duplicator.
  • Lays out reference lines on cast as guides in assembling, fitting, and trimming operations, using height gauges, surface plates, squares, protractors, and other measuring instruments.
  • Cuts and trims casts following reference lines, using files, saws, planes, and other handtools.
  • Assembles casts with glue, bolts, and other fasteners.
  • Fits and fastens metal inserts into fixture at specified points to increase strength or accuracy.
  • Verifies dimensions of completed fixture for conformance to specifications, using templates and measuring instruments.
  • May fabricate metal inserts used in fixture, using powered saws, powered grinder, and files.
Model Maker Plastic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 73,510

Estimated population of Model Maker Plastic jobs: 3,467

Rate of error: 2.0%

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 2,705,994 (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...

Model Maker Plastic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 21
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Lead Generation Coordinator
May 24
Channahon, IL, USA
Crane Composites
... the decision maker, contact information, remodel schedule and # of stores involved · Provide ... plastic panels.
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