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Seismograph Operator Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,520 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Seismograph Operator Helper is $72,520 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Seismograph Operator Helper is between $52,086 and $89,417. 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

  • Performs any combination of following tasks in seismic prospecting for petroleum-bearing rock strata: drives equipment truck to work sites.
  • Unloads and carries explosives and seismometers to designated locations on terrain.
  • Unreels and connects electrical cables between seismometers and recording equipment in truck.
  • Guides drill pipe and casing into shotholes.
  • Loads shotholes with explosives.
  • Runs water or pours sand into shotholes to tamp charge.
  • Washes printed seismograph records with solutions.
  • Repairs automotive and prospecting equipment.
  • May be designated according to specific duty performed as prospecting-driller helper; shooter helper, seismograph.
Seismograph Operator Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 14,820

Estimated population of Seismograph Operator Helper jobs: 560

Rate of error: 4.7%

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 2,705,994 (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...

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