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Press Smith Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$60,345 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,159

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Press Smith is $60,345 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Press Smith is between $43,894 and $74,036. 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

Description:
  • Shapes heated metal stock into forgings on power hammer or press equipped with open dies, applying knowledge of forging techniques and physical properties of metal, following work order, diagrams, or specifications, and using measuring instruments and handtools: aligns and bolts dies into ram and anvil of machine, using rule, square, gauges, and handtools.
  • Observes color of metal in furnace to determine forging temperature and signals heater to pull metal from furnace.
  • Directs lever tender to start machine and regulate action of hammer or press, and directs heavy-forger helper or manipulator operator to position and turn metal on anvil of machine.
  • Verifies dimensions of forging, using rule and calipers.
  • May forge cold metal.
  • May be designated according to forging equipment as hammersmith; press smith.
Press Smith Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 18,300

Estimated population of Press Smith jobs: 1,778

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$69,956
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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 2,705,994 (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...

Press Smith Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Envelope Converting Machine Adjuster
Mar 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Rohner Press
Looking for experienced operator/adjuster for FL Smith wide range envelope converting machine. Must have proof of machine experience from current or previous employment.
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