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Power Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$65,898 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Power Operator is $65,898 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Power Operator is between $47,665 and $80,984. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Power Operator. 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 maintains central-office equipment such as motors, generators, storage batteries, and motor-driven apparatus, used to furnish or transmit power for telephone or telegraph operation.
Power Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 34,170

Estimated population of Power Operator jobs: 4,389

Rate of error: 2.1%

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...

Power Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Trash/ Recycle janitorial
May 13
Romeoville, IL, USA
IH Services
Removing Cardboard with Power operated Equipment equipment * Removal of trash in assigned area with PIT equipment * General Cleaning * Housekeeping Qualifications: * Safety oriented * Experience with ...
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS OPERATOR (15W) * Enlisted * * Officer * Active Duty * * Army Reserve ... Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and ...
Tool Room Operator
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
H&K Perforating LLC
Job Summary - Tool Room Operator - Chicago Division H&K Perforating LLC is an established and ... Scale, blueprints, sketches, rules, wrenches, air power hand tools, die components, punches ...
Entry Level Machine Operator
May 20
Roselle, IL, USA
We are currently seeking a Machine Operator to join our Roselle team! We offer FANTASTIC benefits ... Mechanical aptitude (ability to use hand and power tools) * Ability to lift up to 50 lbs * MUST ...
Aircraft & Power-plant (A&P) Licensed Re-positioning Technician
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
ADDAH Blue Corporation
Must own a reliable operating motor vehicle to commute to and from work during all Chicago seasons ... Must have a valid FAA Airframe and Power-Plant license. * Must have a valid driver's license; clean ...
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