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Sugar Boiler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,169 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sugar Boiler is $40,169 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Sugar Boiler is between $30,362 and $48,261. 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

  • Controls vacuum pan sugar boilers to concentrate sugar liquor and grow sugar crystals to specified size: starts vacuum pump, and opens valves to admit specified amounts of liquor and steam into vacuum pan, and water into condenser unit.
  • Observes boiling of liquor through sight glasses.
  • Adjusts valves to maintain specified temperatures and pressures and obtain supersaturated solution without carmelizing sugar.
  • Opens valve to shock solution with panseed (powdered sugar) and start formation of sugar crystals.
  • Obtains samples of solution, using proofstick, and observes grain size under microscope to determine when crystals have grown to specified size.
  • Opens pan-feed valve to control growth of crystals.
  • Samples solution to ensure that sugar crystals remain at specified sizes as pan fills.
  • Closes pan-feed valve when pan is filled and continues boiling until solution reaches specified concentration of sugar-crystals and massecuite.
  • Turns valves to stop boiling and to break vacuum seal on pan.
  • Turns valve to dump sugar into mixing tank or crystallizer.
  • Washes and steams pan after dumping strike to remove sugar remaining on coils or calandria.
  • Records strike on station log.
  • May be designated according to type of liquor boiled as soft-sugar boiler; white-sugar boiler; or according to stage in process as high-raw-sugar boiler; remelt-sugar boiler.
Sugar Boiler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 33,340

Estimated population of Sugar Boiler jobs: 489

Rate of error: 4.3%

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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