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Band Instrument Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,230 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Band Instrument Maker is $35,230 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Band Instrument Maker is between $27,024 and $41,934. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Band Instrument Maker. 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

  • Fabricates or alters brass-wind instrument parts, and assembles parts into completed instruments, ascertaining fabrication and assembly procedures from standard or customer's specifications: reads specifications and makes calculations to determine procedures for fabricating and assembling instrument.
  • Sets up and operates drawbench, bandsaw, and lathe to draw, cut, and machine instrument tubing.
  • Bends tubing around forming blocks by hand.
  • Measures tubing, using rule, to locate position of holes to be drilled for pistons and valve casings.
  • Operates drill press, honing machine, and lapping machine to drill, hone, and lap metal components.
  • Solders piston and valve components, using silver and soft solder.
  • Hammers bell neck around bell-shaped mandrel, and brazes seams with oxyacetylene torch.
  • Operates spinning lathe to shape bell head around mandrel.
  • Assembles parts, such as braces, slides, valves, pistons, and bell head to form completed instrument, using handtools, measuring devices, and soldering iron.
  • Plates assembled instrument with nickel, copper, or silver plater.
  • May repair brass-wind instruments.
  • May be designated according to instrument or part made as saxophone assembler; valve maker i.
Band Instrument Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Job family population: 223,980

Estimated population of Band Instrument Maker jobs: 10,218

Rate of error: 2.4%

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 2,716,450 (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...

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