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Projection Camera Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,747 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Projection Camera Operator is $49,747 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Projection Camera Operator is between $36,843 and $60,528. 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

  • Produces enlarged or reduced photographic prints from original negative or positive, using projection printer: sorts orders according to type, size, and processing requirements.
  • Examines negative for contrast to determine grade of sensitized paper required for print.
  • Places sensitized paper on easel and adjusts sliding arms of easel to outline specified area on paper, or threads paper through guides onto takeup spool and secures with tape.
  • Places negative in holder and slides holder beneath light.
  • Raises or lowers carriage of printer to focus image within outlined area on paper.
  • Selects lens assembly according to size and type of negative to be printed and positions lens in holder.
  • Adjusts lens opening, sets exposure timer, and starts machine.
  • Varies contrast by shading darker image areas with hand or sheet of paper (dodging).
  • Develops exposed paper developer (photofinishing).
  • Examines developed prints to detect color deficiencies, scratches, and dust specks, and retouches print to remove defects, using paints, pencils, brush, and cloth.
  • Computes customer charges and maintains production record.
Projection Camera Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Projection Camera Operator jobs: 14,491

Rate of error: 1.2%

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...

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