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Accordion Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,035 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Accordion Maker is $35,035 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Accordion Maker is between $26,910 and $41,665. 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

  • Lays out and constructs accordions, applying knowledge of accordion construction, using handtools and operating variety of wood and metalworking machines: studies sketch of accordion or customer's specifications to plan work.
  • Measures and marks woodstock to lay out wood parts.
  • Operates woodworking machines, such as saw and sander, and uses carpenter handtools to cut, shape, and finish wood parts of instrument.
  • Measures, cuts, and pleats cardboard to form bellows.
  • Covers bellows with sateen and cloth.
  • Glues leather and places metal guards on corners of bellows.
  • Applies celluloid to accordion parts, such as keys and box ends.
  • Assembles wood and metal parts with screws, nails, or glue, using handtools.
  • Examines fit and finish of instrument and plays notes and chords to inspect completed instrument.
  • May tune accordion reeds and glue reeds in reed blocks accordion tuner.
  • May fabricate metal parts, using shop machines and handtools.
  • May repair used instruments accordion repairer.
  • May be designated according to part made as bass-mechanism maker; bellows maker; box maker; or by operation performed as finisher, accordion.
Accordion Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Job family population: 97,820

Estimated population of Accordion Maker jobs: 2,205

Rate of error: 1.8%

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...

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