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Wirer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,313 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wirer is $38,313 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Wirer is between $29,154 and $45,876. 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

  • Installs, adjusts, and repairs wiring and cables in punched card office machines and adding machines according to wiring diagrams, blueprints, and engineering specifications, using handtools, soldering iron, and plugging gun: reads wiring diagrams, blueprints, wire routing and standards sheets, and engineering specifications to determine lengths, types, routing, and colors of wiring and cables to be installed in machines, such as collators, adding machines, reproducing punches, card reader punches, and interpreters.
  • Selects specified wires and cables, routes according to instructions, and fastens connections by bolting, screwing, soldering, or plugging, using wrenches, screwdrivers, soldering iron, and plugging gun (pneumatic gun that forces plug ends of wires into jacks).
  • Inspects previously wired units, such as plugboards, fuse holders, keyboards, and indicator lights, for conformance to specifications, using test devices, such as voltmeters and ohmmeters.
Wirer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Job family population: 217,680

Estimated population of Wirer jobs: 15,370

Rate of error: 2.9%

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...

Wirer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Control Panel Wirer and Control Panel Assembler​ 19-00217
Mar 15
Bensenville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Control Panel Wirer and Control Panel Assembler​ Location: Bensenville, IL Pay Rate: $13-$18/Hr. Duration of Job: Contract-to-Hire Panel Wirer $14-$18/Hr. Function Expectations: 1. Utilize Bill of ...
Electrical Control Panel Wirer Electrician 19-00405
May 23
Bartlett, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Electrician - Machine Controls Wiring Location: Bartlett, IL Pay Rate: OPEN Duration of Job: 2-3 month Contract Electrician Responsibilities * Performs electrical duties as assigned by Electrical ...
Assembley Representatives
May 14
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Labor Solutions, LLC
Assembly Representative will be responsible for assembling, wiring, and building all blackboards/ panels/ racks to customer specifications using designated wire and tools with the aid of written ...
Robotics - Machine Assemblers - Exciting 1st Shift Job (HP#319277)
Apr 4
Bartlett, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
Build custom automation machinery from start to finish Complete necessary sub assemblies following Solidworks drawings Cut out and wire electrical panels Route cable and land wires per customer ...
Electrical Assembly $17-21/hr
May 6
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Skills required include knowledge in electricty, electrical components, and troubleshooting circuits; follow an electrical schematic for wiring purposes. soldering skills, good finger & hand ...
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