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Pipe Coverer & Insulator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,348 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pipe Coverer & Insulator is $46,348 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pipe Coverer & Insulator is between $34,467 and $56,250. 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

  • Covers boilers, pipes, tanks, and refrigeration units, with insulating materials, such as asbestos, cork, plastic, and magnesia to reduce loss or absorption of heat, prevent moisture condensation, and to deaden sound: wires prefabricated asbestos covering around steam and hot water piping, using handtools.
  • Trowels mastic or brushes cement on asbestos cloth to obtain smooth finish and covers piping with cloth.
  • Fits thermoblock and magnesia-block insulation around insulating boilers, evaporators, and turbines.
  • Wires insulation on machinery and staples wire netting over insulation.
  • Trowels cement on wire netting to protect insulating material.
  • Wires cork on salt water, refrigeration, and air-conditioning piping and cements cloth over insulating material to obtain smooth finish.
  • Cuts sheets of insulation into sections, using handsaw and miter box.
  • Fits and cements sections around fittings.
  • Covers gas piping of refrigeration or air-conditioning systems with molded plastic.
  • Fabricates detachable insulation for valves or similar fitting by measuring connections, preparing patterns, cutting asbestos cloth, stuffing cloth with amosite (plastic pipe covering), and sewing cover together on power sewing machine.
  • Wires detachable covers on valves or fittings, using handtools.
  • Installs fiberglass or spun glass on ventilating systems to deaden sound and prevent vibration.
Pipe Coverer & Insulator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Job family population: 24,840

Estimated population of Pipe Coverer & Insulator jobs: 2,479

Rate of error: 4.7%

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 2,705,994 (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...

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