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Pocket Cutter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,915 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pocket Cutter is $29,915 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pocket Cutter is between $24,959 and $35,211. 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 machine to cut gates into window jambs to allow for installation and adjustment of sash counterweights after frames are erected: adjusts distance between saws, using wrench.
  • Positions stops on machine table according to dimensions of jamb and specified location of gate.
  • Places jamb on machine table against stops and clamps jamb in place.
  • Starts machine, and pulls lever to feed stock into circular saws that cut two parallel slits into jamb to form sides of gate.
  • Presses pedal that raises one set of two reciprocating saw blades and lowers another set of two blades to cut slits simultaneously across wood grain on top and bottom of jamb to form ends of gate.
  • Measures completed cuts for accuracy, using rule, and makes machine adjustments.
  • May replace worn saw blades.
  • May operate pocket cutter combined with pulley mortiser and be designated pocket-and-pulley-machine operator.
Pocket Cutter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Job family population: 51,950

Estimated population of Pocket Cutter jobs: 793

Rate of error: 2.3%

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 2,716,450 (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...

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