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Woodworking Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,826 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Woodworking Machine Operator is $37,826 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Woodworking Machine Operator is between $28,745 and $45,331. 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

  • Facilitates cutting, finishing, storing, cleaning, and shipping wood products, and inspects products prior to shipment.
  • Stacks lumber or wood products on floor or in bins to supply machine operators or assemblers, or in kiln cars, yard, or shed for storage or seasoning.
  • Places sticks between lumber to permit air circulation, and binds stacks together during seasoning.
Woodworking Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Job family population: 79,650

Estimated population of Woodworking Machine Operator jobs: 1,002

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

Woodworking Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Programmer - Operator 8348GK
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Career Transitions Holdings, LLC
CNC Programmer/Operator - Chicago, IL 3-5 years' experience in a Cabinetry Shop or Store Fixture ... Experience & Skills * 3-5 years machining experience, woodwork industry. * Must be able to utilize ...
CNC Operator
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Huber Cabinet Works Inc.
Help co-workers and machinist with various shop duties Qualifications: * minimum of 1 year experience operating a woodworking CNC * Ability to operate various woodworking tools and machinery safely ...
Maintenance Mechanic
May 25
Northbrook, IL, USA
Bernhard Woodwork Ltd.
... the operating viability of the facility's building systems and equipment. * Troubleshoots ... Installs, tests, maintains and repairs woodworking machinery, equipment, systems and small ...
Cabinet Maker
May 29
Waukegan, IL, USA
Liberty Coach
... woodworking machinery. 8. Ability to work as a team. 9. Ability to assemble CNC cabinet parts. ... and operated company doing what they love to do, and doing it better than anyone else. Our Family
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