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Model Maker Firearms Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,950 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Model Maker Firearms is $46,950 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Model Maker Firearms is between $34,962 and $56,933. 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

  • Sets up and operates metalworking machines to cut, shape, and fit parts to fabricate prototypes or modify existing models of small arms for use as production models, analyzing specifications and determining procedures according to knowledge of metal machining and layout: lays out design of new parts on steel stock according to blueprints and scale drawings.
  • Determines fixtures, tooling, and sequence of machining operations to fabricate parts.
  • Sets up and operates metalworking machines to cut, shape, and fit parts machinist.
  • Files, grinds, burnishes, and polishes parts to obtain smooth movements filer, finish.
  • Verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications, using sine bars, verniers, calipers, and micrometers.
  • Records data for use of tool maker and tool designer in establishing operating standards and machinery procedures.
  • May test fire prototypic arms.
Model Maker Firearms Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 5,820

Estimated population of Model Maker Firearms jobs: 542

Rate of error: 6.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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