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Finish Cleaner Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,733 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Finish Cleaner is $35,733 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Finish Cleaner is between $27,409 and $42,568. 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

  • Repairs defects, such as holes, cracks, and scratches, in finish of furniture or furniture stock: examines each defective article to determine method of repair.
  • Fills holes and cracks with shellac or wax, using heated blade to melt and spread wax and shellac.
  • Removes varnish and smooths cracks and scratches with sandpaper.
  • Applies stain to match furniture surface and varnish to protect surface, using brush or spray gun.
  • Smooths and shapes repaired surface with sandpaper, pumice stone, steel wool, or chisel.
  • Nails, screws, or glues broken or split parts together.
  • Rubs glossy spots with pumice stone and oil, and polishes dull spots with wax to match surrounding finish.
  • Dabs moistened cloth to and presses heated blade against dents and scratches to draw indentations to surface.
  • May chisel out defective sections and replace them with patch matching color and grain.
Finish Cleaner Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Furniture Finishers

Job family population: 17,530

Estimated population of Finish Cleaner jobs: 6,181

Rate of error: 3.1%

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...

Finish Cleaner Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 21
Geneva, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
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May 1
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
... finish painting, hanging, and mud mixing & taping. This is a great opportunity to join our growing ... Maintain a clean construction site. · Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures ...
CNC Machinist Set Up Programmer - Vertical Machining Center
May 25
South Elgin, IL, USA
Jeniko Machine Works
... finish including all programming and machine setup, on your own. 2. Ability to setup vertical ... Ultra clean environment (cleaned twice daily) * Lunch room, Locker/Changing room * ERP system shop ...
Foundry Utililty
Apr 15
Michigan City, IN, USA
Operated overhead crane, makes copes & drags, finish copes & drags, set chaplets, cores, close molds, pour molds, shakeout flask, setup floors, clean cores and changes patterns ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ...
Mill Operator
Mar 28
Aurora, IL, USA
Machine Operator - Primary duties include safely performing a wide range of tasks that include stacking finish product, conducting quality checks, material set-up, and maintaining a clean and ...
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