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Tension Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,678 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$490

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tension Machine Operator is $37,678 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tension Machine Operator is between $28,671 and $45,076. 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

Description:
  • Tends automatic and semiautomatic machines that punch holes, trim or notch envelope ends, and affix clasps, reinforcing patches, and snap fasteners and string or wire ties to envelopes: turns screws to adjust guides and stops of machines, such as clasp, eyeletter, patch, tension, and thumb cut to accommodate specified size envelopes, using handtools.
  • Pours clasps, eyelets, snap fasteners, or other envelope parts into machine hoppers and mounts rolls of patching or reinforcing tape on machine spindles.
  • Positions envelopes on feed bed or under operating heads of machines against guides and stops.
  • Depresses hand or foot levers to actuate machines.
  • Removes completed envelopes and packs them in carton or box.
Tension Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Tension Machine Operator jobs: 13

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,679
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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...

Tension Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator $14-15/hr
May 22
Chicago, IL, USA
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