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Gas Main Fitter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$57,433 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gas Main Fitter is $57,433 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gas Main Fitter is between $42,009 and $70,288. 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 pipe to repair and extend nonwelded gas mains and to install or repair service pipes between mains and residences: drills hole in section of main to which new pipe will be fitted and inserts inflated rubber bag to seal off flow of gas.
  • Removes faulty pipe by unscrewing bolts at joint with hand wrench.
  • Lays gas mains by fitting spigot end of one pipe section into bell end of another.
  • Bolts joints together.
  • Places wooden blocks under pipe to adjust pipe to line and grade, testing gradient with carpenter's level.
  • Fastens steel cap over free end of gas-main extensions.
  • Drills hole or installs reducing fitting in main where service pipes begin.
  • Bolts saddle clamp around main, preparatory to welding.
  • Drills hole through welded saddle clamp into main, using power drill.
  • Cuts, threads, and screws together sections of pipe forming service line, and lays service line in trench.
  • Bolts end of service line to saddle clamp, using special compression coupling to produce gas-tight connection.
  • Removes rubber expanding bag to resume flow of gas and caps holes with screw plugs.
  • Installs various gas-main attachments, such as drips, ells, and tees.
  • Tests pipe for weak joints by forcing air into pipe with air compressor and coating joints with soap and water, and notes formation of bubbles, indicating leak.
  • Tightens bolts or repairs leaky joints.
  • May install gas meters.
  • May install pipes beneath roads, lawns, or locations where not feasible to dig trenches, by forcing pipe through earth with special pipe jack.
  • May direct crew in excavating trench and positioning pipe.
  • May fuse bonds t.
Gas Main Fitter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Job family population: 428,260

Estimated population of Gas Main Fitter jobs: 32,728

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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