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Steel Shot Header Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$58,394 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Steel Shot Header Operator is $58,394 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Steel Shot Header Operator is between $42,594 and $71,524. 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

  • Sets up and operates battery of machines to cold forge bb shot for air rifles from coils of steel wire: aligns die halves that form ball on end of wire, using handtools.
  • Turns setscrews and stop nuts to adjust and synchronize cutoff tool, ram stroke, and feeder arm.
  • Threads wire through straightening rollers and feeding mechanism into ram head.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunction.
  • Measures shot for conformance to specified tolerances, using micrometer.
  • Sharpens and shapes cutoff tool, using bench grinder.
Steel Shot Header Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 18,300

Estimated population of Steel Shot Header Operator jobs: 2,983

Rate of error: 3.7%

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 2,716,450 (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...

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