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Musical Instrument Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$25,641 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Musical Instrument Tester is $25,641 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Musical Instrument Tester is between $24,959 and $29,659. 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

  • Tests pitch of reed and brass instruments by sounding note and observing effect on stroboscope: sets dial on stroboscope to note to be tested.
  • Plays note on musical instrument into microphone connected to stroboscope.
  • Observes whether revolving lights on stroboscope appear to stand still, indicating correctness of pitch, or move slowly to right or left, indicating sharp or flat.
  • Pushes or pulls tuning slide or pulls out mouthpiece to adjust instrument until exact pitch is obtained.
  • Rejects defective instruments.
  • Tests accuracy of stroboscope by striking standard pitch chime and noting indicator.
Musical Instrument Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Musical Instrument Tester jobs: 194

Rate of error: 0.7%

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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