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Gas Leak Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,822 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gas Leak Tester is $37,822 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gas Leak Tester is between $28,819 and $45,249. 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 one or more of following tasks to test assembled and charged refrigeration units for refrigerant leaks: adjusts controls to set balance and range of electronic leak tester.
  • Moves nozzle of tester along refrigerant lines, condenser, and compressor and listens for buzzer indicating presence of gas.
  • Narrows range of tester and probes area to pinpoint exact location of leak.
  • Turns valve of gas tester to adjust flow of gas to copper flame-ring and ignites gas.
  • Moves suction hose, joined to flame-ring, along surfaces of refrigeration unit and observes flame for change in color denoting presence of leaking refrigerant gas.
  • Wraps wet litmus paper around joints of refrigeration unit and observes paper for color change indicating refrigerant leak.
  • Marks number of defective part or joint on inspection tag, according to blueprint numbering chart, and attaches tag to unit.
  • Records number and location of leaks on inspection chart.
Gas Leak Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Gas Leak Tester jobs: 333

Rate of error: 0.7%

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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