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Leather Cutter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,212 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Leather Cutter is $29,212 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Leather Cutter is between $24,959 and $34,294. 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

  • Lays out, marks, and cuts leather or skins into parts for articles, such as holsters, belts, gun cases, garments and garment trim, surgical appliances, and paint roller covers, using leather knife or shears: lays leather or skins on cutting table and positions pattern pieces on leather or skins to determine number of cuts.
  • Marks outline of pattern on leather or skins, using pencil.
  • Cuts around outline, using leather knife or shears.
  • Turns screws on strap knife to adjust width of cut when cutting leather for rifle slings and gun case handles.
  • Lays leather side on table, positions dies on leather to obtain maximum number of cuts from side, and strikes die with mallet to cut out part.
  • May stack and tie cut pieces together.
  • May cut parts with guillotine cutter.
  • May punch holes in parts, using kick press.
Leather Cutter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Job family population: 12,230

Estimated population of Leather Cutter jobs: 71

Rate of error: 4.5%

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...

Leather Cutter Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Airplane cleaner at O'Hare Airport- 1st and 2nd shifts
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... leather covers as necessary * replace soiled upholstered seat covers * remove lavatory trash ... With over 8000 motivated associates and cutting edge proprietary technology geared up at full ...
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