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Wheel Alignment Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,509 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$1,183

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is $43,509 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Wheel Alignment Mechanic is between $32,622 and $52,540. 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:
  • Aligns wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks.
  • Drives automotive vehicle onto wheel alignment rack and tests vehicle for faulty wheel alignment, bent axle, worn ball joints, and bent steering rods, using alignment-testing machine.
  • Straightens axle and steering rods and adjusts shims, tie rods, and joining pins to align wheels, or installs new parts, using hand tools.
  • Places wheel on balancing machine to determine where counterweights must be added to balance wheel.
  • Hammers counterweights onto rim of wheel.
  • Installs shock absorbers.
  • Straightens frame, using hydraulic jack, chassis aligner, and acetylene torch.
Wheel Alignment Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job family population: 639,700

Estimated population of Wheel Alignment Mechanic jobs: 20,170

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$50,439
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Wheel Alignment Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Automotive Technician / Mechanic - Carpentersville, IL
May 14
Carpentersville, IL, USA
Bridgestone
... alignment, air conditioning and computer systems. · Adequately explain technical diagnoses and ... Our locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 ...
Store Technician
May 21
Naperville, IL, USA
4WP
Truck/Jeep Shop Mechanic Key Responsibilities * Performs all repairs and services. * Participates ... Balancing Wheels and Tires is desired. * Experience with performing alignments is desired.
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