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Foundation Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$26,073 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

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The average pay for a Foundation Maker is $26,073 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Foundation Maker is between $24,959 and $30,185. 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

  • Lays out and sews together materials, such as ribbon, net, and gauze, to make foundations for wigs and transformations: draws and cuts pattern of hairpiece according to customer's head measurements.
  • Shapes and pins pattern to head model.
  • Draws lines on pattern to indicate position of foundation.
  • Stretches and pins wet gauze over foundation area.
  • Cuts ribbon and pins it to model to form skeleton structure of foundation.
  • Fits and sews elastic and springs to foundation to ensure snug fit.
  • Fits and sews net and lace to gauze and springs to form front and back portions of foundations.
Foundation Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Sewers, Hand

Job family population: 6,190

Estimated population of Foundation Maker jobs: 372

Rate of error: 15.4%

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 2,705,994 (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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