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Panel Assembler & Wirer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,953 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Panel Assembler & Wirer is $39,953 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Panel Assembler & Wirer is between $30,240 and $47,961. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Panel Assembler & Wirer. 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

  • Installs electrical wiring and assembles components in control cabinets, electrical and industrial equipment, and related industrial apparatus, according to blueprints and wiring diagrams: squares, aligns, and assembles bases, sills, cabinet frames, or equipment structural components, on floor or floor plate, using jacks, clamps, squares, plumb line and dial indicator.
  • Lays out diagram for electrical installations according to wiring specifications.
  • Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting control units, using handtools and drill press.
  • Attaches breakers, relays, contactors, bus bars, transformers, insulators, regulator cabinets, condenser units, motor and generator sets, meters, plugging devices, and fuse blocks to mounting holes with bolts and screws, using wrenches, screwdrivers, and nut runners.
  • Cuts, strips, bends, and forms wire cable, conduit, pipe, and tubing used to connect circuits and subassemblies, using hacksaw, bandsaw, pipe cutters, and mechanical or hydraulic pipe or cable benders.
  • Connects color-coded wires, using mirrors in compact areas.
  • Solders connections and crimps connectors to wire ends, using soldering iron and pliers.
  • Tests and adjusts electrical assemblies, using electrician's handtools and test equipment.
  • Discusses errors in diagrams or production order with supervisor or engineer to clarify assembly problems.
  • May be designated according to unit assembled as assembler, dielectric heater; control-cabinet assembler; welding-machine assembler.
Panel Assembler & Wirer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Job family population: 217,680

Estimated population of Panel Assembler & Wirer jobs: 15,229

Rate of error: 2.9%

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...

Panel Assembler & Wirer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Control Panel Wirer and Control Panel Assembler​ 19-00217
Mar 15
Bensenville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Panel Assembler $13/Hr-$15/Hr. * Utilize Bill of Materials and drawings to identify and gather necessary components and supplies in order to complete project. Notify Lead Wirer (if applicable), Shop ...
Electrical Control Panel Wirer Electrician 19-00405
May 23
Bartlett, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Wires control panels, enclosures, and electrical devices under direct supervision of a Lead ... Layout and assemble electrical components to control cabinet panels. * Wire all electrical ...
Assemblers/Fabricators/Wire Assembler
May 10
Huntley, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
... Assembler to become an integral part of our team! You will perform various tasks as well as ... Experience with electrical panel wiring Pre-Employment Screening: Drug screen and background check ...
Robotics - Machine Assemblers - Exciting 1st Shift Job (HP#319277)
Apr 4
Bartlett, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
We need Qualified, Skilled and Motivated Mechanical Assemblers. APPLY NOW! 1st shift - Mon- Friday ... panels Route cable and land wires per customer specifications Tag all wires and cables according ...
Systems Technicians Machine Builder
Apr 24
Bartlett, IL, USA
Matrix Design, LLC
The Systems Technician's main responsibility is to fully assemble custom automation systems. This will include, but is not limited to: wiring panels, routing cables, mechanical assembly, building of ...
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