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Valve Maker Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$38,206 (USD)

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The average pay for a Valve Maker is $38,206 a year and $18 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Valve Maker is between $31,199 and $45,475. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Fabricates or alters brass-wind instrument parts, and assembles parts into completed instruments, ascertaining fabrication and assembly procedures from standard or customer's specifications: reads specifications and makes calculations to determine procedures for fabricating and assembling instrument.
  • Sets up and operates drawbench, bandsaw, and lathe to draw, cut, and machine instrument tubing.
  • Bends tubing around forming blocks by hand.
  • Measures tubing, using rule, to locate position of holes to be drilled for pistons and valve casings.
  • Operates drill press, honing machine, and lapping machine to drill, hone, and lap metal components.
  • Solders piston and valve components, using silver and soft solder.
  • Hammers bell neck around bell-shaped mandrel, and brazes seams with oxyacetylene torch.
  • Operates spinning lathe to shape bell head around mandrel.
  • Assembles parts, such as braces, slides, valves, pistons, and bell head to form completed instrument, using handtools, measuring devices, and soldering iron.
  • Plates assembled instrument with nickel, copper, or silver plater.
  • May repair brass-wind instruments.
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Valve Maker Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

Job family population: 223,980

Estimated population of Valve Maker jobs: 10,218

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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