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Operator Tool Machine Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,464 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Tool Machine is $47,464 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Tool Machine is between $35,345 and $57,557. 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

  • Prepares and operates variety of machine tools, such as radial drill press, lathes, milling machines, shapers, and grinders, to machine metal work pieces, such as patterns and machine, tool, or die parts, usually on custom basis.
  • Assesses specifications and determines tooling, applying knowledge of metal properties, machining, and shop mathematics.
  • Checks blueprint or layout on work piece to visualize machining required, and figures sequence of operations.
  • Selects method of holding work piece.
Operator Tool Machine Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Operator Tool Machine jobs: 16,237

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Operator Tool Machine Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator/Machinist (Entry Level Tool Room)
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a metal stamping company located on the Northwest side of Chicago, seeks an entry level machinist to work in the tool room. The ideal candidate will have experience operating grinders ...
Tool Room Operator
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
H&K Perforating LLC
Job Summary - Tool Room Operator - Chicago Division H&K Perforating LLC is an established and ... machine. · Work with various tool room materials. · Typical process includes: Read work order ...
CNC Programmer / Operator
Apr 26
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Global Tool & Die Inc.
Global Tool & Die inc. is seeking a experienced vertical CNC machine programmer & operator in Elk Grove Village. Candidate must able to produce precision one off components for the tool/die & mold ...
CNC Operator
May 7
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Eklind Tool Company
3rd Shift CNC Operator to have experience in operating CNC profile machines, be able to read,write ... Company Description Hand Tool Manufacturer of Hex Keys. Founded in 1923, Eklind Tool Company is ...
Screw Machine Operator
Apr 9
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Elgen Staffing
Positions and secures tools in tool holders. Sets cutting speeds and feed rates. * Moves controls ... Maintains safety as #1 priority, abiding by company rules, operating machinery only when guards are ...
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