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Lead Pony Rider Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$57,296 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

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The average pay for a Lead Pony Rider is $57,296 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lead Pony Rider is between $41,909 and $70,121. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Lead Pony Rider. 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

  • Rides lead pony to lead jockey and mount from paddock to starting gate at racetrack: leads horse scheduled to race from receiving barn to paddock to be saddled.
  • Leads procession of riders in post position order to starting gate.
  • Rides after runaway horse to aid rider regain control.
  • Diverts riders from competitor involved in accident on racetrack.
  • Leads race horse to paddock or receiving barn after race.
  • Assists horse ambulance workers to remove injured horse from track, using block and tackle.
  • Grooms and feeds lead pony.
Lead Pony Rider Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Job family population: 190,520

Estimated population of Lead Pony Rider jobs: 11,494

Rate of error: 1.4%

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...

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