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Cattle Header Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,068 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$378

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cattle Header is $32,068 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cattle Header is between $24,959 and $37,908. 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:
  • Skins sections of animals or whole animals, such as cattle, sheep, and hogs, performing any combination of following tasks as member of a crew: slits skin on head of carcass, and pulls and cuts connective tissue until head and neck are exposed, using knife.
  • Severs head from carcass of animal, using knife and cleaver and places it on racks for inspection.
  • Trims meat or fat from head skins.
  • Slits remaining hide on carcass from breastbone to crotch.
  • Pulls, cuts, and forces hand between hide and carcass to break connective tissue and separate it from neck, sides, shoulders, flanks, back, and tail of suspended carcass.
  • Breaks and severs legs at knee joint, and removes such parts as dew claws, bungs, tails, and genital organs.
  • Raises cattle from floor, using hoist, and pulls hide off carcass by hand or using pinchers.
  • Severs and exposes gullet and windpipe on small stock, using knife, and ties gullet to prevent leakage of fluid when viscera is removed.
  • Slits womb of cattle with knife to remove slunk (unborn calf).
  • Shackles neck of slunk and pulls off skin, using winch.
  • May saw brisket bone on cattle.
  • May skin pork, using drawknife.
  • May be designated according to kind of animal or portion of carcass skinned as backer; calf skinner; cattle header; slunk skinner.
  • May be designated: cattle dropper and pritcher; leg skinner; shoulder puncher; small-stock facer.
Cattle Header Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Job family population: 153,280

Estimated population of Cattle Header jobs: 14,559

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,175
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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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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