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Skidder Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,564 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Skidder Operator is $38,564 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Skidder Operator is between $29,267 and $46,215. 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

  • Drives straight or articulated tractor equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, and crane boom, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
  • Gives or receives signals from coworkers regarding moving logs.
  • May build or repair logging and skid roads.
  • May drive logging tractor equipped with crawler treads.
  • May saw felled trees into lengths bucker.
  • May be designated according to accessory equipment operated as logging-arch operator; logging-tractor operator, swamp; log-stacker operator; skid-grapple operator; skidder operator (forestry; logging).
Skidder Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Logging Equipment Operators

Job family population: 26,010

Estimated population of Skidder Operator jobs: 12,288

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Skidder Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Forklift Operator
May 16
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Forklift Operator
May 22
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Randstad USA -Chicago
We are recruiting Sit Down Forklift Operators for 1st and 2nd Shift in Bolingbrook, IL. Your position will focus on safe and efficient movement of products and materials. Shift : 1A: 6AM - 6PM ...
Forklift Operator $13.25 (Swing Shift)
May 16
Hodgkins, IL, USA
Sharp Staff Inc.
Refrigerated warehouse looking for Forklift Operators!!! $13.25- Swing Shift: Fri/Sat- 2pm-12am, Sun-10am-10pm, Mon-10am-8pm Permanent position after 90 Days !!! Essential Functions: * Load, unload ...
Forklift Operator
May 21
BOLINGBROOK, United States
Ryder System
**Position Description** **Shift: Sunday to Wednesday 5:30am to 4:00pm** **Great starting pay at $16.30 an hour** **Ryder offers a comprehensive benefit package of Medical, Dental and Vision.
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