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Production Grip Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,972 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Production Grip is $52,972 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Production Grip is between $39,070 and $64,560. 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 tasks in motion picture or television studio or set location: moves control levers and wheels to guide cranes, booms, and dollies that move cameras and other equipment.
  • Sews canvas and other materials to make and repair tents, tarps, scrims, and backings, using sewing machine.
  • Erects canvas covers to protect camera from rain on location.
  • Cuts gelatin and fiberglass light diffusers to fit metal frame of camera and inserts diffusers into frame.
  • Rigs and dismantles frames, scaffolding, backdrops, prefabricated dressing rooms, camera platforms, and tents for set in studio or on location, using carpenter's handtools.
  • May be designated according to department assigned as construction grip; production grip; sewing room grip.
Production Grip Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Broadcast Technicians

Job family population: 30,390

Estimated population of Production Grip jobs: 177

Rate of error: 5.0%

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...

Production Grip Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Operator (Grinding)
May 22
Geneva, IL, USA
Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Co.
... production to specific tolerances and quality. 6. Use twin grip or lap grinder, on line and electronic gauging, material handling equipment and hand tools. 7. Perform necessary recordkeeping and ...
Marketing Analyst
May 22
Chicago, IL, USA
Optimize Manpower Solutions, Inc.
Setup new products with focus on SEO optimized content. * Manage all content updates, including ... With a firm grip on the entire spectrum of staffing solutions, we have placed more than 500,000 ...
Maintenance Technician
May 20
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
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Apr 6
Chicago, IL, USA
CAD/CAM Recruiters, Inc.
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Account Executive / Broker Professional Liability
Apr 28
Chicago, United States
... production of client stewardship reports. * Willingness to travel as necessary * Input and/or check all data into the Client Information System (CIS), GRIP, and other various databases/systems
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