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Molding Fitter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,576 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Molding Fitter is $32,576 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Molding Fitter is between $25,219 and $38,542. 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

  • Assembles wooden caskets from preformed panels and moldings and attaches supplemental hardware: nails and glues side, end, and bottom sections together to form casket body.
  • Assembles preformed sections of top frame, using hammer, glue, clamping nails, and bar clamps.
  • Locates and marks midpoint of top frame, using ruler and pencil.
  • Glues and nails panelboard and brace block between sides at midpoint for reinforcement.
  • Positions template over top edge of body or measures body with ruler to locate position of hinges and catches, and recesses positions, using hammer and chisel or portable router.
  • Drills holes at specified locations, using portable power drill.
  • Installs hardware, such as corners, handles, hinges, and catches, using hand or power screwdriver.
  • Sands and planes edges between body, top frame, and top panel to form tight joint, using planer or portable sander.
  • Attaches top panel to top frame, using hand or powered screwdriver.
  • Measures, cuts, and attaches ornamental molding or beading to casket body, using saw, hammer, miter box, and ruler.
  • Sets nailheads, using hammer and nail set.
  • Fills cracks and nail holes with wood filler or plaster of paris by hand or with putty knife.
  • Smooths joints and edges, using sandpaper and handtools.
  • May cut or trim wood to specified size for use in assembly of casket, using cutoff saw.
  • May be designated according to part of casket assembled as body maker; cap maker; molding fitter; panel fitter; top-frame fitter; top-frame maker (fabrication,.
Molding Fitter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Job family population: 223,980

Estimated population of Molding Fitter jobs: 1,194

Rate of error: 2.4%

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...

Molding Fitter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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