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Power Shear Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,490 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Power Shear Operator is $42,490 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Power Shear Operator is between $31,900 and $51,266. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Power Shear 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

  • Prepares and operates power shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle.
Power Shear Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 188,520

Estimated population of Power Shear Operator jobs: 15,163

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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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 Shear Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

2nd Shift Machine Operator
Apr 29
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
... shears and saws, and other power tools * Safely operate forklifts, other lift equipment and /or ... Experience operating shop equipment such as hydraulic shears or similar, large band saws, cold saws ...
Horizontal Saw Operator
Apr 25
Hobart, IN, USA
Daifuku Wynright Corporation
... shear + Cuts, saws, and prepares materials as required per drawing requirements and shop work ... hand and power tools to shape, smooth, and conform metals to correct dimensions + Verifies ...
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