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Setter Off Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$70,672 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Setter Off is $70,672 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Setter Off is between $50,903 and $87,067. 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 and sets off fireworks displays at fairs, expositions, or celebrations, according to picture programs or diagrams: advises committee as to distance audience should be from setoff site of display, according to wind direction and velocity, considering fallout of sparks and acid, and types of fireworks used.
  • Lays out setoff arrangement.
  • Directs workers to set mortars (pipes used to fire aerial shells) apart from ground display, and places barrier of sandbags, railroad ties, or boxes of gravel between mortars to avoid detonating shells from sparks.
  • Assembles framework and affixes display to framework, using hammer, saw, nails, scissors, and twine.
  • Ties fuses of components to lead fuse to create simultaneous fireworks display.
  • Determines appropriate time for setting off of display, according to environmental conditions.
Setter Off Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Job family population: 1,001,420

Estimated population of Setter Off jobs: 18,887

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Setter Off Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 19
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Bluemount Inc.
... Off Holidays • No Late Nights • Career Advancement based on Performance • No Seniority ... the pace setter for outsourced sales in the telecommunication industry. Bluemount intends on ...
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