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Operator Transmitter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,955 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operator Transmitter is $53,955 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Operator Transmitter is between $39,630 and $65,868. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Operator Transmitter. 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

  • Operates and keeps radio transmitter to broadcast radio and television programs running properly.
  • Moves switches to cut in power to units and stages of transmitter.
  • Monitors lights on console panel to ascertain that components are operative and that transmitter is ready to emit signal.
  • Requires license issued by Federal Communications Commission.
Operator Transmitter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Broadcast Technicians

Job family population: 30,390

Estimated population of Operator Transmitter jobs: 2,456

Rate of error: 5.0%

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...

Operator Transmitter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Oversight of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted ... Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems vulnerabilities. * Comprehensive knowledge of TCP ...
IT Security Analyst
Apr 23
Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA
Maintain confidentiality of the data residing on transmitted to, from and through enterprise ... Skilled knowledge of network technology and Microsoft Operating Systems vulnerabilities.
Maintenance Team Leader
Apr 3
East Chicago, USA
Job Juncture, Inc.
... or operating/production problems, recommending and implementing corrective actions • Conduct ... transmitters) Certifications: CMRP preferred. NOTE: This position is not eligible for work visa ...
Certified Maintenance Mechanic
Mar 31
Kankakee, IL, USA
Keep machinery, equipment, and plant structure in operating condition, including but not limited to ... Complete calibrations and equipment checks on transmitters, actuators, sensors and other controls.
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