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Gas Meter Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$48,276 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gas Meter Mechanic is $48,276 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gas Meter Mechanic is between $35,851 and $58,640. 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 any combination of following tasks to recondition displacement-type gas meters and governors: cleans meter case, using wire brush or scraper, and places meter in grit-blast chamber to remove paint and soil.
  • Removes top, front, and back case panels and valve compartment panels, using soldering iron or gas-fired chamber.
  • Removes internal parts, including valve covers, valve connecting arms, and recording mechanisms, using soldering iron and handtools.
  • Cleans internal compartments and moving parts, using rags and cleaning compound.
  • Repairs internal partition seams, using soldering iron.
  • Replaces stuffing box, using handtools, and lubricates moving parts, using oil gun.
  • Attaches airhose to meter inlet, plugs outlet, and observes gauges for loss of pressure to test internal seams for leaks.
  • Solders top, front, and back case panels in place, using soldering iron.
  • Connects meter to water chamber fixture to submerge meter in water and observes meter to detect leaks.
  • Marks seams to identify leaks, using chalk.
  • Caps inlet and outlet of meter to prevent paint from entering system and places meter on conveyor of electrostatic spray booth.
  • Turns spray booth controls to paint meter.
  • Places painted meter in shipping container.
Gas Meter Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Job family population: 47,700

Estimated population of Gas Meter Mechanic jobs: 2,356

Rate of error: 2.6%

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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