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Production Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,904 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Production Operator is $35,904 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Production Operator is between $27,723 and $42,553. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Production 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 examines production materials for processing.
  • Operates all equipment and processes.
  • Monitors machine parameters and troubleshoots processing problems.
Production Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cargo and Freight Agents

Job family population: 89,920

Estimated population of Production Operator jobs: 100

Rate of error: 2.2%

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 2,705,994 (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...

Production Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Production Operator
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Food Company on Chicago's North West Side
Under general supervision, this employee will be responsible for operating production and packaging equipment, conducting sanitation of the plant, and performing tasks as directed by immediate ...
Production Operator
Jun 6
Bensenville, IL, USA
Bonar Plastics
Job Description Plastic Rotational Molder in the Bensenville area has immediate openings for 2nd and 3rd shifts. Previous manufacturing experience desirable and overtime will be mandatory when needed.
Machine Operator - Consumer Products Manufacturer - 1st Shift (CH#319889)
May 30
Barton Staffing Solutions
Super Machine Operator Opportunity for YOU. Excellent company and great location 1st Shift - 11: 00 ... Overtime Available (depending on production). Multiple openings - apply TODAY and Bring a Friend
Machine Operator
Jun 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Labor Solutions, LLC
Machine Operator Chicago, IL 2nd Shift (3PM-11:30PM) Starting Pay: $13.00/Hr. Temp- to- Hire ... Operate assigned equipment to maintain a continuous flow of safe quality products through various ...
Production Worker - Machine Operator and Catcher 2nd shift
May 29
Carol Stream, IL, USA
FIC America Corp.
Machine operating experience * Production/manufacturing environment experience * Must be willing to cross-train * Must be able to work company's required overtime Company Description FIC America ...
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