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Scanner Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,738 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Scanner Operator is $55,738 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Scanner Operator is between $40,883 and $68,157. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Scanner Operator. 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

  • Analyzes original copy (material to be reproduced) and operates electronic scanner to produce color-separated positive or negative films for use in production of lithographic printing plates: analyzes original copy to evaluate color density, gradation highlights, middle tones, and shadows, using densitometer and knowledge of light and color.
  • Types on scanner keyboard or touches mouse to symbols on scanner video display unit to input software, or turns knobs or punches buttons to set scanner to specific color density, size, screen ruling, and exposure adjustments.
  • Loads film into film holder, places holder in exposing chamber and starts automatic vacuum system mechanism that loads and secures film on scanner drum.
  • Activates scanner to produce positive or negative films for each primary color and black in original copy.
  • Unloads exposed film from scanner and places film in automatic processor to develop image on film.
  • Inspects developed film for specified results and quality, using magnifying glass and scope, and forwards acceptable negatives or positives to stripper, lithographic i, proofer, prepress, or customer.
  • Performs tests to determine exposure adjustments on scanner and adjusts scanner controls until specified results are obtained.
  • May position color transparency, negative, or reflection copy on scanning drum and mount drum and head on scanner.
Scanner Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Job family population: 11,440

Estimated population of Scanner Operator jobs: 1,220

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Scanner Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Scanning Operator
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Exela Technologies
Exela Technologies is looking for a Full-Time Scanning Operator in Chicago, IL. This is a permanent position working 40hrs/wk Thursday-Monday from 10:00PM - 6:30AM. *This is an overnight shift
Compounder-Machine Operator
May 8
Northbrook, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Consume required materials using RF scanner and accurately report batch quantities. * Ability to continuously lift and pour raw materials throughout the shift. * Transfer materials, set up equipment ...
Lead Extrusion Operator
Apr 29
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Lead Extrusion Operator Location: Franklin Park. IL You will like working for us as we have amazing ... You must be computer savvy - Data entry, barcode scanning and PLC controls * You have to have a ...
Print Operator - 3rd shift
Apr 15
Naperville, IL, USA
Operating and maintaining Oce Print equipment. (Colorstreams and Varioprint) * Accurate Quality ... Scanning of jobs completed. * Work overtime as needed. * Cleaning of your area daily. * Cleaning of ...
May 8
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Xpress Global Systems
Follow bar code scanner operating procedures and policies. * Verify shipping information from the scan unit to ensure freight is labeled to go to the correct destination. * Attach bar codes to ...
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