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Boot & Shoe Repairer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$24,959 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Boot & Shoe Repairer is $24,959 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Boot & Shoe Repairer is between $24,959 and $24,959. 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

  • Repairs and salvages defective rubber footwear, such as boots, gaiters, overshoes, and fabric-upper footwear: examines articles to determine location and extent of defect and method of repair.
  • Swabs loose edges of seams with benzine or naphtha to restore tackiness and rolls or stitches seam to make tighter bond for stress and waterproofing.
  • Presses edges with heated knife to smooth them.
  • Moistens misaligned, creased, or wrong part, such as binding, toecap, heel, outsole, or foxing, with solvent.
  • Pulls defective section from underpart and repositions or replaces part.
  • Trims (skives) excess rubber from insoles to remove bulge of outsole or heel, using knife.
  • Cleans soiled spots with solvent-moistened swab or cloth, soap or detergent, and water.
Boot & Shoe Repairer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Job family population: 7,180

Estimated population of Boot & Shoe Repairer jobs: 93

Rate of error: 7.7%

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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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