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Sewing Machine Operator Zipper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,864 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sewing Machine Operator Zipper is $28,864 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Sewing Machine Operator Zipper is between $24,959 and $33,798. 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

  • Tends one or more automatic sewing machines that stitch cord to edge of continuous length of tape to reinforce it for attachment to zipper chain: mounts cheeses, cones, or bobbins of cord on holders of machines.
  • Threads cord and tape through guides and tension bars.
  • Starts machine that automatically stitches cords to tape.
  • Observes machine for automatic stopping which indicates defective feed or broken thread.
  • Tapes together broken ends of cord or thread.
  • Examines sewn tape for loose cords or dropped stitching.
  • Adjusts cord tensions and guide positions, using screwdriver and pliers.
  • May tend machines that sew spiral or ladder-shaped filament between layers of tape to form side of zipper and be designated sewing-machine operator, plastic zipper.
  • Performs duties as described under sewing-machine operator, automatic.
Sewing Machine Operator Zipper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Sewing Machine Operators

Job family population: 136,530

Estimated population of Sewing Machine Operator Zipper jobs: 5,247

Rate of error: 1.9%

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...

Sewing Machine Operator Zipper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sewing Machine Operator
May 16
Chesterton, IN, USA
Verduyn Tarps Chicago/Gary, LLC
Industrial Sewing Machine Operator position available. Must be able to operate industrial sewing machine, lift 50+ pounds, read instructions from diagrams, and problem solve. Company Description Do ...
Sewing Machine Operator
Apr 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Metro Staffing Service
Chicago area manufacturer has immediate openings on all shifts for Sewing Machine Operators. These are fulltime, temp to hire positions offering excellent opportunity for hire on for candidates who ...
Sewing Operator
Mar 22
Chicago, IL, USA
National Safety Apparel
NSA Rubin Bros, LLC has an immediate need for a full-time Sewing Operator at our Chicago office. We ... At least 1 year of sewing with industrial machines in a factory setting Love to work with your ...
Industrial Sewing
May 14
Downers Grove, IL, USA
ClearStaff, Inc.
Clearstaff In Glen Ellyn Currently has Industrial Sewing Machine Operator positions in the Downers Grove Area , Must have previous industrial sewing experience. 1st shift 8 AM-4:30 PM $14.00-$17.00 ...
$$$Experienced Seamstress needed$$$
May 16
Chicago, IL, USA
ClearStaff, Inc.
Seamstress Duties may include the following:  Operating a Juki sewing machine  Operating a Tajimi sewing machine  Pick orders  Packing orders  Positions for 2nd shift Pay for this ...
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