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Scanner Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,835 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Scanner is $59,835 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Scanner is between $43,584 and $73,350. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Scanner. 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

  • Compiles lists of events (collisions of atomic nuclei) from photographs of bubble chamber, cloud chamber, or other particle detector, and operates machine to record characteristics of events into computers: observes projected photographs to locate particle tracks, locate and count events indicated by tracks, and identify nature of observed events.
  • Receives instructions from scientist directing project as to specific events that are important in experiment, and identifies such events from other events.
  • Turns cranks to move projector and locates point on track under crosshairs of eyepiece.
  • Enters data into computer to record coordinates of particles.
  • Repeats process to record successive stages of tracks resulting from each event to provide information for scientists to identify particles.
  • May use microscope fitted with scales and protractors to scan photographic emulsions previously exposed to direct radiation and to compute direction, angle, length, curvature, density, and depth of tracks from standard formulas.
Scanner Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nuclear Technicians

Job family population: 6,850

Estimated population of Scanner jobs: 731

Rate of error: 7.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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...

Scanner 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
Project Manager - Document Scanning & Archiving
Mar 25
Addison, IL, USA
ARC Document Solutions
... the Scanning Project would be performed. Activities includes: designing production workflows, developing process and implementation strategies, specifying equipment and technology, testing and ...
FedEx Warehouse - Package/Handling
May 9
Berwyn, United States
FedEx Ground PH US
Package Handlers are responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages of varying sizes and weights by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, scanning, placing ...
Shipping Receiving Supervisor
Jun 5
Hanover Park, IL, USA
Messina Group
Experience executing either shipping or receiving in an automated scanning environment. * Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in warehouse operations in a managerial role overseeing S&R personnel
Local CDL Class A Flex Driver
Jun 12
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Xpress Global Systems
Scan trailer door bar codes to ensure freight is loaded into correct location; Follows bar code scanner operating procedures and policies * Verify shipping information from the scan unit to ensure ...
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