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Resaw Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,611 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$564

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Resaw Operator is $40,611 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Resaw Operator is between $30,696 and $48,792. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Resaw Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards into boards of lesser thickness according to work orders: observes lumber on conveyor as lumber approaches saw to determine cut to be made.
  • Turns handwheels or manipulates levers to adjust distance between feed rolls and set saw for thickness of board to be cut.
  • Depresses levers to control speed of saw and feed rolls.
  • Observes automatic feeding of lumber to saw or pushes end of lumber into feed rolls.
  • May replace dull saw blades, using handtools.
  • May be designated according to type of saw used as band-resaw operator; circular-resaw operator; multiple-resaw operator; horizontal-resaw operator.
Resaw Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Job family population: 52,260

Estimated population of Resaw Operator jobs: 653

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$47,079
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most-populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second-most-populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Resaw Operator is $40,611 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Resaw Operator is between $30,696 and $48,792. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Resaw Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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