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Punch Finisher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,812 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Punch Finisher is $53,812 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Punch Finisher is between $39,580 and $65,692. 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

  • Grinds, files, sands, and polishes surfaces of metalworking die members to specified shape and smoothness and inspects dies for conformity to wood, plastic, or plaster die models or prototype parts: lifts and positions die member on bench manually or with hoist.
  • Studies blueprints, die models, and prototype parts, and compares them with die member to ascertain contours.
  • Verifies dimensions and radii, using micrometers, dial indicators, and calipers.
  • Brushes blue pigment on ridged and grooved surface of rough-milled die member, and grinds down ridges with powered hand grinder until only traces of blue pigment remain.
  • Brushes contrasting pigments on die member and prototype part, die model, or corresponding die member, and presses them together, manually or with press.
  • Observes pattern of pigments where surfaces have made contact, and grinds and files high spots until die member conforms to specified contour.
  • Polishes die member, using hand stones.
  • Inspects smoothness and contour conformity visually and tactually.
  • May be designated according to part finished as punch finisher.
Punch Finisher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 73,510

Estimated population of Punch Finisher jobs: 3,467

Rate of error: 2.0%

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...

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