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Back Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,898 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Back Maker is $34,898 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Back Maker is between $26,805 and $41,538. 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

  • Upholsters one section of sofa, chair, or furniture frames, using one of following methods: (1) attaches spring assembly section to seat and back of frame with clips or ties springs with twine and tacks ends of twine to frame. (2) places padding and covering over seat springs and tacks or staples covering to frame to complete seat upholstering, using tack hammer or powered staple gun. (3) places padding and covering over inside of arms and tacks or staples covering to frame to complete inside arms. (4) places layers of padding over inside back, shaping padding to specifications, and tacks or staples covering over padding to make inside back. (5) tacks or staples cardboard, padding, and upholstery material to top, side, and bottom rails of outside arms, fitting and shaping materials to obtain smooth contour. (6) tacks or staples covering material to top, bottom, and side rails of back frame, and sews upholstery covering edges to adjoining inside back and outside arm coverings with needle and thread to complete upholstery of furniture piece. (7) tacks or staples cover to bottom rails to enclose bottom area.
  • May attach trimming material, such as gimp, braid, binding, skirts, and panels to upholstered frames, using glue, staples, nails, or tacks.
  • May screw leg units to frame.
  • May be designated according to part or pieces upholstered as arm maker; back maker; seat maker.
Back Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Back Maker jobs: 15

Rate of error: 4.0%

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 2,705,994 (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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