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Welder Production Line Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,610 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Production Line is $42,610 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Production Line is between $32,034 and $51,410. 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

  • Welds metal parts on production line, using previously set up gas- or arc-welding equipment: turns valves to release fuel gas and oxygen and ignites mixture, or inserts specified weld rod into portable holder, clamps cable onto workpiece or jig, and strikes arc.
  • Guides electrodes, or torch and filler rod, along horizontal weld line at specified speed and angle to melt and deposit metal from filler rod or electrode onto workpiece.
  • May skip (tack) weld designated spots to secure workpieces for other welders.
  • May use different equipment and be designated brazer, production line (welding); welder, production line, arc (welding); welder, production line, combination (welding); welder, production line, gas (welding).
Welder Production Line Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Job family population: 377,250

Estimated population of Welder Production Line jobs: 20,696

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

Welder Production Line Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Barton Staffing Solutions
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Install Windows, Skylights, Powder Paint Line. Use of Blue Prints for project fabrication and work ... to weld and assembles. Responsibilities: * Manufacture and fabricate finished metal products
Industrial Field Service Technician - Chicago, IL
May 1
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Hoosier Crane Service Company
Welding Certification * Forklift driving experience * Scissor lift experience * Prior overhead ... hoist products. Because our reputation is on the line, we make sure that our customers are 100 ...
Industrial Electrician Needed
Apr 30
Chicago Heights, IL, USA
Position is responsible for repairing and installing production/manufacturing equipment. * Inspects ... Perform maintenance repair and improvement activities on process line equipment. * At least 2 years ...
2nd Shift Machine Operator
Apr 29
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
... complete line of Metal Grating and Flooring Products. Founded in 1952 by the late Robert L. ... All uniforms, steel toed boots, welding gear, and safety equipment is provided in a clean, safe ...
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