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Belly Builder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,067 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Belly Builder is $35,067 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Belly Builder is between $26,899 and $41,739. 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

  • Performs any combination of following tasks to fit and assemble wood soundboard, cast metal plate, and wood bridges to wood frame to fabricate back panel of piano: glues supporting ribs and bridges to soundboard and glues soundboard to frame, using electronic gluing machine, gluing machine, or gluing press.
  • Screws back panel to frame to reinforce gluing, using screws and screwdriver.
  • Notches ribs and back frame to specifications, using chamfering machine.
  • Clamps metal back plate to back panel, using air-clamp table, and measures and marks location for plate, using ruler, calipers, template, or gauge.
  • Shapes bridges to specified height, using template, gauge, plane, and sandpaper.
  • Presses pedal to release air-clamp and removes metal plate.
  • Marks with punch and drills holes in back panel to attach metal plate, using drill press.
  • Locates, marks, and drills bridge pin holes, using template, punch, hammer, and portable drill.
  • Notches treble bridge with shaper machine or handtools.
  • Hammers bridge pins into holes.
  • Repositions metal back plate on back panel and secures plate to panel with bolts and screws.
  • Verifies alignment of plate with back and bridges, using gauges.
  • Inserts shims or removes wood from frame to adjust level of plate to obtain specified alignment.
  • Hammers wood bushings into tuning pin holes in plate.
  • Hammers tuning pins into bushings.
  • May drill holes in bushings, using drill press.
  • May varnish soundboard and ribs.
  • May grind metal plate bearing bar to specified size, using portable grinder.
Belly Builder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Belly Builder jobs: 15

Rate of error: 4.0%

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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