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Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,142 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand is $28,142 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand is between $24,959 and $32,867. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand. 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

  • Performs any combination of following duties in assembly of electronic components onto printed circuit boards (pcb's) according to specifications, using handtools: reads worksheets and wiring diagrams, receives verbal instructions, or follows sample board to determine assembly duties, and selects components, such as transistors, resistors, relays, capacitors, and integrated circuits.
  • Twists, bends, trims, strips, or files wire leads of components or reams holes in boards to insert wire leads, using handtools.
  • Inserts color-coded wires in designated holes and clinches wire ends, using pliers.
  • Press-fits (mounts) component leads onto board.
  • Places plastic insulating sleeves around specified wire leads of components and shrinks sleeves into place, using heat gun.
  • Crimps wire leads on underside of board, using handtools or press.
  • Applies sealer or masking compound to selected parts of board to protect parts from effects of wave solder process.
  • Solders wire leads and joints on underside of board, using soldering iron, to route and connect lead wires to board and between individual components.
  • Installs heat sinks, sockets, faceplates, and accessories on boards, using handtools.
  • May be designated according to unit installed as socket assembler or stage of production as post-wave assembler; pre-wave assembler.
  • May assist other workers in wave-soldering pcb's.
Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Job family population: 233,690

Estimated population of Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand jobs: 2,956

Rate of error: 1.4%

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...

Printed Circuit Board Assembler Hand Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Material Handler/Assemblers/Tester
May 6
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Blend N
Good attention to detail. Excellent eye-hand coordination required. * Must be able to use a ... of printed circuit boards and the setup of test equipment for the company. The position also ...
Apr 17
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Axcess Staffing Services
... hand with our clients and our employees. Are you interested in learning more about the ... Mount completed units onto boards or cabinets and attach hardware such as knobs or switches * Tend ...
Mechanical Assembler
May 16
Elgin, IL, USA
Prime UV-IR Systems, Inc.
Accurate and precise with power tools and hand tools. * Conduct quality inspections on products and ... Must be able to read and interpret blue prints, do layout work, and secondary machining operations ...
Assembler - 1st Shift
May 17
Elgin, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
Assemble products according to specifications (documentation, prints, bills of material, etc.) * Assemble by utilizing hand tools * Examine parts and reject if unacceptable * Read blueprints * Use a ...
Assembler needed - 1st & 2nd shifts
May 21
Beecher, IL, USA
Heiser Staffing
CQS, product print, production packet, etc. * Maintain and document quality checks confirming ... Operate various hand tools such as gluing and tape machine. * Ability to perform work in a team ...
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