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Welder Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,656 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Assembler is $42,656 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Assembler is between $32,069 and $51,467. 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 tack-welds steel frames and other component parts of machinery and equipment in preparation for final welding: measures and marks locations for metal components on assembly table, following blueprints.
  • Lifts and positions components on assembly table, using electric crane, jacks, and shims.
  • Verifies position of metal components in assembly, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and rule.
  • Clamps metal components to assembly table for welding.
  • Removes rough spots from castings, using portable powered grinder and hand file, to fit and assemble parts.
  • Tack-welds parts in preparation for final welding.
  • Moves assembly to storage area, using electric crane.
Welder Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Job family population: 377,250

Estimated population of Welder Assembler jobs: 9,812

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Welder Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Welder Fabricator
May 22
Merrillville, IN, USA
T&M Equipment Co. Inc.
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble components for an Overhead Crane Manufacturing Company. Responsibilities: * Manufacture and fabricate finished metal products * Install ...
Welder Fabricator
May 21
Minooka, IL, USA
Staffing Network/QPA
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble new metal forms. Temp to Hire - Great Benefits once hired on permanently! All 1st Shift Positions! Responsibilities: * Manufacture and ...
General Labor / Welder / Fabricator
May 15
Channahon, IL, USA
Northern Illinois Steel
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble new metal forms. The position is for a night shift worker in a union shop. Applicants are also encouraged to come to our location to ...
Bilingual MIG welder- Needed ASAP
Mar 22
Chicago, IL, USA
American Staffing Solutions
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble new metal forms. Responsibilities: * Manufacture and fabricate finished metal products * Install and repair various equipment and ...
Welder (MIG welding)
May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a valve manufacturer located on the Near North side of Chicago, seeks MIG welder to work 1st and 2nd shift. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience performing mig ...
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