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Valve Inspector & Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$48,060 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Valve Inspector & Assembler is $48,060 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Valve Inspector & Assembler is between $35,691 and $58,377. 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

  • Rebuilds safety and flow valves used on compressed and liquefied gas cylinders, drums, or railway cars: disassembles valve, using bench vise and handtools.
  • Inspects components for surface flaws, and defects in stem and threads.
  • Reams valve seats with hand reamer and dresses threads with tap and die.
  • Immerses parts in cleaning solution and reassembles valve.
  • Dips valve in molten lead, using tongs, to prevent leakage.
  • Attaches valve and fusible plug to high-pressure gasline, submerges it in water, and observes for bubbles to test valve and plug for leaks.
  • Melts out defective plugs, scrapes hole clean, and pours in new metal.
  • Records number of valves tested and test results.
  • May attach gauge and open air valve to test filled cylinders for pressure.
  • May brush or spray chemical solution around valves to test filled cylinders for leaks.
  • May fill cylinders cylinder filler.
Valve Inspector & Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Job family population: 47,700

Estimated population of Valve Inspector & Assembler jobs: 1,269

Rate of error: 2.6%

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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