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Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$64,597 (USD)

Average Salary

$31/hr

Average Hourly

$2,222

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile is $64,597 a year and $31 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile is between $46,790 and $79,385. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile. 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

Description:
  • Lays firebrick and refractory tile to build, rebuild, reline, or patch high-temperature or heating equipment, such as boilers, ovens, furnaces, converters, cupolas, ladles, and soaking pits, according to job orders and blueprints: lays out work, using chalklines, plumb bobs, tapes, squares, and levels.
  • Calculates angles and courses for building walls, arches, columns, corners, and bottoms.
  • Removes burned or damaged brick and cleans surface of setting, using sledgehammer, pry bar, pneumatic chipping gun, scraper, and wire brush.
  • Cuts brick to size, using brick hammer or powered abrasive saw.
  • Spreads fire-clay mortar over brick with trowel and lays brick in place.
  • Spreads or sprays refractories over exposed bricks to protect bricks against deterioration by heat, using trowel or spray gun.
  • Positions or bends special frame or hanger over casings to lay arches.
  • Cuts, notches, or drills openings to provide outlets, pyrometer mountings, brackets, and heating elements, using handtools.
  • Patches or replaces firebrick linings of ladles and furnace tap holes.
  • Constructs refractory forms for controlling quantity and flow of molten materials from furnace to rolling machines.
  • May replace bolts, brackets, and heating elements, repair coke oven doors, weld cracks or holes in shell, or perform other repairs.
  • May pack insulation into shells and frames to insulate heating equipment, such as furnaces, boilers, and ovens.
  • May be designated according to structure worked on as bessemer-bottom maker; coke-oven mason; door repairer; furnace mason (constru.
Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Job family population: 64,790

Estimated population of Bricklayer Firebrick & Refractory Tile jobs: 5,049

Rate of error: 2.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$74,886
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 2,716,450 (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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