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Leather Case Finisher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,687 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Leather Case Finisher is $34,687 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Leather Case Finisher is between $26,642 and $41,252. 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

  • Assembles and finishes suitcases and radio, jewelry, and instrument cases, and lines or covers them with material, such as leather, velvet, or satin, performing any combination of following tasks: inserts hinge wings into slots in top and bottom sections of case and secures them in grooves, using pinch pliers, or rivets, nails, or screws hinges in position.
  • Opens case and verifies lid angle, using table gauge.
  • Cuts specified material to size, using pattern and shears, or obtains precut fabric.
  • Brushes glue on area to be covered.
  • Positions material on inner or outer surfaces of case and smooths out wrinkles, using fingers.
  • Trims excess fabric from joints, seams, and edges, using knife.
  • Glues or nails bracing blocks to case and covers blocks with material.
  • Presses cushion or pad into upper and lower sections of case.
  • Examines case for misalignment of edges, and opens and closes lid to test action of hinges and spring.
  • Holds case over air nozzle and presses pedal to remove dust and lint.
  • Packs cases in shipping cartons.
  • May crimp lids to case or crimp bottoms to case frame, using pneumatic-powered crimper.
  • May repair or replace hinges, linings, and springs and be designated case repairer.
Leather Case Finisher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Leather Case Finisher jobs: 17

Rate of error: 4.0%

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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