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Patternmaker Metal Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,738 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Patternmaker Metal is $46,738 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Patternmaker Metal is between $34,852 and $56,629. 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

  • Makes metal foundry patterns, core boxes, and match plates, by laying out, milling, drilling, turning, grinding, fitting, and assembling castings and parts, using hand tools and machine tools, and analyzing specifications, according to knowledge of patternmaking methods.
  • Examines blueprint of part to be cast, computes dimensions, and plans sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes layout on castings lay-out worker.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders, to machine castings to specifications.
  • Assembles pattern, using hand tools, and bolts, screws, or other fasteners.
  • Cleans and hand finishes work piece, using emery cloth, files, scrapers, and powered hand grinders.
  • Verifies conformance of machined pattern to blueprint specifications, using templates and measuring instruments, such as scale, calipers, and micrometers.
  • May make templates for layout and inspection.
  • May operate welding equipment in assembling pattern.
Patternmaker Metal Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 3,200

Estimated population of Patternmaker Metal jobs: 364

Rate of error: 5.6%

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...

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