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Boilerhouse Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,532 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Boilerhouse Mechanic is $42,532 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Boilerhouse Mechanic is between $32,019 and $51,274. 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

  • Maintains and repairs stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries, using handtools and portable power tools: cleans or directs other workers to clean boilers and auxiliary equipment, using scrapers, wire brush and cleaning solvent.
  • Inspects and repairs boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, and water columns, and auxiliary machines, such as pumps, draft fans, stokers, and burners.
  • Replaces damaged boiler tubes and plates boilermaker i.
  • Repairs or replaces high-pressure piping, using power saw, gas torch, threading die, and welding equipment.
  • May patch boiler insulation with cement.
  • May paint surface of equipment, using brush.
  • May perform water pressure test by pumping water into system to determine location of leaks.
  • May remove and replace defective firebrick, using hammer and chisel.
  • May operate lathe and milling machine to repair or make parts, such as valve stems and pump shafts.
Boilerhouse Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Boilermakers

Job family population: 15,020

Estimated population of Boilerhouse Mechanic jobs: 2,769

Rate of error: 4.5%

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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