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Utilities Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$57,294 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Operator is $57,294 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Operator is between $41,966 and $70,061. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Utilities Operator. 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

  • Operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage.
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage.
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and reads meters, gauges, and tests results to determine load requirements.
Utilities Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Job family population: 117,450

Estimated population of Utilities Operator jobs: 14,446

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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...

Utilities Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Manager Grid Intelligence & Data Science (Exelon Utilities)
Feb 24
Oak Brook, United States
... data across all of Exelon Utilities. Position will focus on supporting advanced analytic ... Partner with the operating companies and IT to mature and evolve our business intelligence and data ...
Packager/Helper Operator
May 20
Kankakee, IL, USA
BASF Corporation
... and utility equipment for air, nitrogen, cooling water, and steam * May perform work in various ... Driving and operating a forklift truck is an essential part of the position. * Takes daily ...
Boiler House Operator
May 21
Gary, IN, USA
United States Steel Corporation
Steel is looking for an experienced Boiler House Operator (Utility Technician) to join our team. The successful candidate must have the following: Previous, documented boiler house operating ...
Line Operator
May 6
Aurora, IL, USA
Synergy Recruiting, LLC
Review with outgoing Operator for any issues with lines * Inspect the line(s) assigned for the ... Desk Tools: Measuring Tape/Caliper/Utility Knife/Flashlight/Gap Cleaner * Line Tools: Broom ...
1221-Packaging Machine Operator B
Apr 12
Kenosha, WI, USA
TreeHouse Foods
Duties that the B Operator will perform include but are not limited to the following: Essential ... utility knife.Will hear and talk on an ongoing basis in an atmosphere of moderate and loud noise.
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