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Horseshoer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,353 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Horseshoer is $34,353 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Horseshoer is between $26,316 and $40,924. 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

  • Inspects, trims, and shapes hooves of horses, selects or makes shoes, and fits, shapes, and nails shoes to horses' hooves.
  • Removes worn or defective shoe from hoof, using nail snippers and pincers.
  • Examines hooves to detect bruises, cracks, and infections and to determine trimming required.
  • Cleans, trims, and shapes hooves, using claw, knife and snippers.
  • Measures hooves, using calipers and steel tape.
  • Selects aluminum or steel shoe according to hoof measurements and animal usage.
  • May place leather pad, sponge, or oakum-pine tar mixture on bruised or cracked hoof for protection.
  • Shapes shoe to fit hoof, using swage, forge, and hammer.
  • Nails shoe to hoof and files hoof flush with shoe.
Horseshoer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Job family population: 35,460

Estimated population of Horseshoer jobs: 1,014

Rate of error: 2.6%

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 2,705,994 (2018), 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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