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Glass Tube Bender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,456 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Glass Tube Bender is $39,456 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Glass Tube Bender is between $29,904 and $47,324. 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

  • Heats and bends glass tubes to form scroll of electric neon signs according to pattern: tacks asbestos pattern onto workbench.
  • Cuts length of tubing required to form letters, using file.
  • Holds tube over gas burner at point to be bent, rotating tube to heat it uniformly.
  • Places rubber hose over end of tubing.
  • Blows into hose to prevent glass from collapsing and bends tube by hand.
  • Superimposes bent tubing on asbestos pattern to ensure accuracy.
  • When letter or scroll has been formed, places electrode in each end of tube and heats with gas burner to fuse in place.
  • Paints or tapes portions of tubing to separate letters.
  • Repairs broken scroll by replacing with new sections of tubing.
  • May charge tubing with gas neon-tube pumper.
Glass Tube Bender Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 41,320

Estimated population of Glass Tube Bender jobs: 1,023

Rate of error: 3.2%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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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