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Relay Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,785 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Relay Tester is $42,785 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Relay Tester is between $32,166 and $51,579. 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

  • Tests, cleans, repairs, and adjusts relays used to protect and control functions of equipment, such as circuit breakers, transformers, and automatic switches in generating stations, substations, and distribution facilities: connects relay to test board and adjusts test board controls to simulate operating conditions.
  • Observes ammeters, voltmeters, and related test board recording and indicating instruments to determine if relay performs all functions correctly, according to specifications of manufacturer and relay history card.
  • Analyzes reactions of relay to tests to identify cause of malfunction.
  • Tightens bolts, springs, and electrical connections, and adjusts screws to correct malfunction.
  • Adjusts electrical, thermal, and timing elements to calibrate relay, according to installation specifications.
  • Dismantles, cleans, or replaces worn or defective relays, using handtools and brush or feather.
  • Records test results, repairs, adjustments, and related data on relay history card.
  • May periodically inspect and test relays at functioning points.
  • May test and repair related equipment, such as telemetering and supervisory-control devices.
Relay Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Relay Tester jobs: 1,209

Rate of error: 0.7%

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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