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Oil Pipe Inspector Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,274 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Oil Pipe Inspector Helper is $52,274 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Oil Pipe Inspector Helper is between $38,555 and $63,709. 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

  • Inspects tubular metal equipment as assistant to oil-pipe inspector by performing any combination of following tasks: inspects interior and exterior of tubing, casing, drill pipe, and other tubular metal equipment used in drilling and producing oil or gas wells to detect incrustations, cracks, or other defects, using mechanical and electronic instruments.
  • Interconnects electric conductor cables to instruments, control panels, and generator sets, using wrenches and screwdrivers.
  • Rolls and segregates pipe on rack for inspection.
  • Inserts magnetic poles (shooting prods) into ends of pipe and sprinkles magnetic powder on magnetized pipe to reveal exterior defects.
  • Observes surface of pipe and paints colored bands on pipe to indicate nature and location of defect.
  • Inserts tubular instrument through interior of pipe.
  • Clamps self-propelled electronic instrument to pipe, observes instrument moving lengthwise on pipe, and marks location and nature of defect on pipe.
  • Cleans and repairs equipment.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
Oil Pipe Inspector Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Oil Pipe Inspector Helper jobs: 35,330

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...

Oil Pipe Inspector Helper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Account Manager
May 8
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Bureau Veritas - Oil Condition Monitoring Group
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety ...
Facility Mechanic - 2nd Shift
Apr 9
South Elgin, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
Inspect coolant systems and repair coolant leaks. * Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel ... After 1styear-reimbursement for steel toe/oil/skid resistant shoes * Tuition reimbursement program ...
Reliability Services Technician *Moving to Chicago Heights Soon*
Mar 27
Chesterton, IN, USA
Responsible for frequent travel and daily execution of project related tasks such as pipe fitting ... oil flushes, chemical cleaning and fluid reclamation as instructed by supervisor. • Maintain ...
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Mar 27
Elgin, IL, USA
Metro Staffing Service
Inspect coolant systems and repair coolant leaks. * Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel ... oils * Install or repair plumbing fixtures or systems: toilets, sinks, urinals, drain lines and ...
Maintenance Utilities Refrigeration Technician- 2nd Shift
May 3
Bolingbrook, United States
West Liberty Foods
Drain oil from ammonia system. Fill out daily reports. Remove and reinstall ammonia compressors. ... Inspect and maintain the ammonia detection system. Ensure that all ammonia system safeguards are ...
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