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Velvet Steamer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,429 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$499

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Velvet Steamer is $34,429 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Velvet Steamer is between $26,479 and $40,909. 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

Description:
  • Presses drycleaned and wet-cleaned silk and synthetic fiber garments, using hot-head press or steamtable, puff irons, and hand iron: operates machine presses to finish those parts that can be pressed flat and completes other parts of garments by pressing with hand iron.
  • Finishes parts difficult to reach, such as flounces, by fitting parts over puff irons.
  • Finishes velvet garments by steaming on buck of hot-head press or steamtable, and brushing pile (nap) with handbrush.
  • Finishes fancy garments, such as evening gowns and costumes, with hand iron, applying knowledge of fabrics and heats to produce high quality finishes which cannot be obtained on machine presses.
  • Presses ties on small pressing machine or by inserting heated metal form into tie and touching up rough places with hand iron.
  • Finishes pleated garments, determining size of pleat from evidence of old pleat or from work order (for new garments) and presses with machine press or hand iron.
  • May press wool fabrics requiring precision finishing.
  • In establishments where many silk finishers are employed may be designated according to specialty as finisher, hand; form-finishing-machine operator; hot-head-machine operator; pleat presser; puff-iron operator i; tie presser; velvet steamer.
Velvet Steamer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Job family population: 42,830

Estimated population of Velvet Steamer jobs: 20,381

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,912
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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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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