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Oven Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,194 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Oven Operator is $38,194 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Oven Operator is between $29,025 and $45,733. 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 ovens and related equipment that toast cereal products, such as flakes, biscuits, and pellets: lights gas burners and moves control levers to attain specified temperature in ovens.
  • Starts conveyors that move cereal through oven.
  • Inspects and feels cereal emerging from oven to determine whether specified color, blister, and consistency is maintained.
  • Adjusts gas control lever, speed of conveyors, and opens or closes doors on side of oven.
  • Pushes lever to direct unsuitable cereal into feed bin.
  • Records bulk and production rate of product, noting time it takes to fill container, and weight of container.
Oven Operator 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 Oven Operator jobs: 1,193

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 2,705,994 (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...

Oven Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

General Laborer
Apr 24
Mundelein, IL, USA
Load food onto trays, load trays into carts, transport carts to oven, freezer, etc. May involve ... Privately owned since 1860, the company is the oldest operating beef processor in the Chicago land ...
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