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Relay Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$86,902 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Relay Engineer is $86,902 a year and $42 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Relay Engineer is between $60,913 and $107,946. 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

  • Provides engineering for electric substation protective relay and control systems, including detailed setting work for high voltage substation projects.
  • Oversees and coordinates all relay maintenance and testing activities, complying with installation and maintenance standards.
  • Develops design documents, drawings, and zones of protection for projects; and designs, reviews, and oversees protective relay settings, and coordinates devices and analyzes faults.
Relay Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical Engineers

Job family population: 183,370

Estimated population of Relay Engineer jobs: 6,302

Rate of error: 1.3%

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...

Relay Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

RF Engineer/Contract
May 16
Naperville, IL, USA
ARG Recruiting
We are seeking an RF Engineer/Contract to become an integral part of our team! You will assist in ... Troubleshoot relay and data system designs * Research and document relay test results * Track ...
SR Systems Engineer, Enterprise Automation
May 9
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
The Senior System Engineer recommends, designs, implements, and optimizes CDW's server and ... Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relay technical information ...
PLC Controls Engineer
May 20
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Omron Automotive Electronics
Full lifecycle programming of PLCs, including the development of relay/ladder Logic * Specific PLC I/O addressing assignments * Identify and diagnose problems with little information remotely and on ...
Industrial Electrician - 2nd Shift
May 22
Sauk Village, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
... Programmable Logic Controls: Analyze problems, repair and program controls. 4. AC/DC Motors: Trouble shoot and repair motors and drives. 5. Ladder Relay Logic: Read and understand schematics and be ...
Architect Systems Engineer - Service Operations
May 17
Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Collaborates with internal engineering/architecture teams to ensure the design, configuration and ... Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relay technical information ...
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