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House Mover Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,486 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a House Mover is $53,486 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a House Mover is between $39,340 and $65,295. 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

  • Prepares buildings for moving from one site to another on trailer truck or rollers, determining most suitable technique based on knowledge of structures and moving-permit regulations: observes size, shape, and position of building to determine placement of beams and route of travel.
  • Cuts large buildings into sections, using carpentry tools, to facilitate moving building, and to comply with permit regulations.
  • Breaks holes in foundation or removes underpinning, using steel cutters and carpentry tools.
  • Directs workers in positioning timbers or steel beams under house.
  • Positions jacks under beams and raises house.
  • Rolls pneumatic-tired dollies under beams, lowers house onto dollies, and fastens dollies to beams, using chains.
  • Bolts crossbeam to supporting beams to provide tow-bar to move house.
  • Attaches winch-cable to crossbeams.
  • Directs tractor-trailer-truck driver in moving building to new location and positioning it on new site.
  • May turn guilding arm of rear dollies, using block and tackle to assist truck driver to negotiate sharp turns.
  • May erect foundation.
  • May lower and level house on foundation at new location, using hydraulic jacks.
  • May confer with city and highway officials to obtain permit to move house over streets and roads.
  • May direct carpenter helpers, hardwood flooring.
House Mover Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Job family population: 9,000

Estimated population of House Mover jobs: 184

Rate of error: 10.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

House Mover Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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