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Nitrocellulose Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,259 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Nitrocellulose Operator is $31,259 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Nitrocellulose Operator is between $24,959 and $36,921. 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

  • Screens and dries nitrocellulose to prepare it for use in making dynamite: shovels nitrocellulose from drum onto nonsparking screen, using wooden shovel.
  • Rubs nitrocellulose through screen by hand to remove foreign material.
  • Spreads screened material on trays and places trays in drying chamber.
  • Starts blower and tests drying material periodically, using moisture meter, to ensure that moisture content of nitrocellulose meets specifications.
  • Scrapes dried material into fiber drums for delivery to dynamite mix house.
Nitrocellulose Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Nitrocellulose Operator jobs: 43

Rate of error: 4.0%

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...

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