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Soft Tile Setter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,808 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Soft Tile Setter is $46,808 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Soft Tile Setter is between $34,904 and $56,714. 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

  • Applies decorative steel, aluminum, and plastic tile (known as soft tile to distinguish from ceramic tile) to walls and cabinets of bathrooms and kitchens: measures surface to locate center points and draws horizontal and vertical guidelines through them.
  • Brushes waterproof compound over plaster surfaces to seal pores.
  • Spreads adhesive cement over wall, using trowel or broad knife.
  • Positions tile on cement, following specified pattern.
  • Presses tile into cement.
  • Removes excess cement from joints between tile to clean finished surface, using damp cloth or cleaning compound.
  • Rolls sheet wall covering with hand roller to press into cement.
  • May wipe grout into joints of tile to seal them.
  • May be designated according to type of tile applied as metal-tile setter (construction; retail trade); plastic-tile layer (construction; retail trade).
Soft Tile Setter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tile and Marble Setters

Job family population: 38,820

Estimated population of Soft Tile Setter jobs: 9,747

Rate of error: 3.8%

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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