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Utility Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,831 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utility Inspector is $34,831 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Utility Inspector is between $26,788 and $41,423. 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

  • Tests machines, such as calculating or adding machines, manually or automatically to detect malfunctions, using handtools, alignment gauge, and tester: sets machine on ball swivel mount to facilitate turning in all directions when examining parts.
  • Plugs cord of machine into electrical outlet.
  • Presses keys on keyboard and moves levers in prescribed sequence to test alignment of printing, repeat latch, ribbon and paper feed, correction release, noise, and clearance of type bars, according to checklist.
  • Test-runs battery of machines through fixed computation cycle automatically, using auto typist or tester.
  • Reads arithmetic results recorded on paper tapes of machines and compares them with test chart to verify accuracy.
  • Indicates defects on inspection worksheet and gives worksheet and machine to repairer.
  • May disassemble machine to determine cause of defect.
  • May be designated according to type of inspection done as clearing inspector (office machines); final inspector (office machines); sampling inspector (office machines); utility inspector (office machines).
Utility Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Utility Inspector jobs: 236

Rate of error: 0.7%

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...

Utility Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

HM 183 Inspector for Tank Trailers
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Must be a registered HM183 inspector with experience performing annual, biannual and 5 year testing * Must have experience working with DOT 406 and DOT 407 units. * Must have Mechanic, Technician and ...
Roofing/Waterproofing Inspector
May 13
Des Plaines, IL, USA
International Leak Detection
Responsibilities include: * Training under a Senior EFVM® technician on the use of the EFVM test equipment, testing roof and waterproofing membranes. * Locate and document all membrane defects in a ...
Quality Control Inspector (Up to $22/hr)
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a medical parts manufacturer located on Chicago's Near North side, seeks an experienced quality control inspector to work 1st shift 6AM-2:30PM. The ideal candidate will be able to read ...
Storm Damage Inspector (DT)
May 18
Schaumburg, IL, USA
1st Property
Great pay. Flexible schedule. You can work PT or FT. In State Must be age 18+ Be dependable, trainable & able to work independently. Have a positive attitude The desire to constantly improve ...
Quality Control Inspector TEC (6 months Temporary)
May 15
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Universal Beauty Products, INC.
Quality Control Inspector TEC Position: Quality Control Inspector TEC Location: Glendale Heights, IL Employee Type : Full-time 1st and 2nd shift Reports to: QA/QC Manager/ Supervisor Hours: 8 hrs.
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