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Radio Communications Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,666 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radio Communications Mechanic is $46,666 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Radio Communications Mechanic is between $34,799 and $56,542. 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

  • Adjusts, installs, tests, and repairs high-powered stationary and mobile radio transmitting equipment, using handtools and testing instruments and following wiring diagrams: adjusts controls and tests frequencies of transmitters, using frequency meter.
  • Listens to radio range station at frequent intervals during broadcasts to detect flaws in transmission and adjusts controls to eliminate flaws.
  • Operates emergency truck transmitter to ensure its readiness for immediate use.
  • Examines equipment and replaces defective condensers, switches, tubes, and transistors.
  • Tests equipment with instruments, such as circuit analyzers, audiometers, and voltmeters.
  • Repairs components of radio transmitting equipment and intercommunication telephone system, using handtools.
  • May be designated according to equipment serviced as marine-radio installer-and-servicer; radiotelegraph operator-servicer.
Radio Communications Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Job family population: 15,310

Estimated population of Radio Communications Mechanic jobs: 3,830

Rate of error: 5.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

Radio Communications Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Tower Climber Technician
May 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Communication Infrastructure Corporation
Ability to install cellular antennas and radio equipment, cabling and associated hardware * Will be ... Basic mechanical skills * Good written and verbal communication skills * Basic computer skills ...
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
Maintenance of optical payloads, weapons systems, electrical systems, radio frequency systems and ... Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics * Interest in working with aircrafts * Ability to work ...
Warehouse Automation Support Engineer
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (in person and via phone/radio) with ... Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles * Proven ability to work successfully with ...
Journeyman Millwright
Mar 15
Alsip, IL, USA
Alsip Mini Mill
... radio, paging systems and alarms. * Must be able to work Rotating Shifts (DuPont schedule ... Maintain & Rebuild - Mechanic Drives, Gear Boxes, Clutches, Jackshafts * Basic Hydraulics ...
Inside Sales Estimator
Apr 24
Merrillville, IN, USA
T&M Equipment Co. Inc.
... the-Hook Devices, Radio Remote Controls, Scales and specialty type devices. T&M has been in ... communication skills · Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook · Persistent, positive ...
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