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Nut Roaster Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,688 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Nut Roaster is $38,688 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Nut Roaster is between $29,361 and $46,364. 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

  • Tends equipment that roasts, blanches, and cleans shelled nuts: sets temperature and time controls on oven for roasting process.
  • Fills trays with nuts by hand and places trays in oven, or dumps nuts into feeder bin of screen conveyorized cooker or rotary drum in oven.
  • Removes sample of nuts from oven, using spoon, compares nuts with color standard, and adjusts time and temperature controls of oven to ensure specified roasting.
  • Removes specified number of trays of roasted nuts from oven for further processing, or pulls lever to empty roasted nuts from rotary oven into bin.
  • Smooths out nuts in bin, using rake.
  • Pushes bin over forced draft air vent to cool nuts.
  • Tilts bin by hand or by hoist to dump cooled nuts into hopper of machines that remove skins, sprouts, stones, shell particles, and dirt, and starts machine.
  • May immerse and roast nuts in hot oil bath.
  • May coat nuts with liquid gum arabic prior to roasting to provide adhesive surface for salt.
  • May sprinkle nuts with salt, garlic, cheese, or other seasonings by hand or by using automatic equipment.
  • May pack nuts in bags or sacks.
  • May be designated according to kind of nut roasted as almond roaster; peanut roaster; or according to whether oil is used as dry roaster; wet roaster.
Nut Roaster Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 21,130

Estimated population of Nut Roaster jobs: 1,289

Rate of error: 3.3%

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...

Nut Roaster Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Prep Cook
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Mojo Coffee
Founded in New Zealand, Mojo is a coffee company that delivers freshly roasted specialty coffee ... as nut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish. More detail about Mojo Coffee ...
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