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Saddle Maker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,293 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Saddle Maker is $33,293 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Saddle Maker is between $25,707 and $39,458. 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

  • Cuts, assembles, and joins leather parts and other materials to form saddle, following specifications, such as size of saddle, color and grain of leather, or type of saddle: cuts out parts, according to specifications.
  • Joins edges of parts to form saddle tree cover, using needle and thread or stitching machine.
  • Positions covering and cushioning materials, such as cotton batting, foam rubber, or mohair over saddle tree.
  • Joins covering to saddle tree, using cement, nails, needle and thread, or stitching machine.
  • Attaches accessories or ornamentation to saddle with rivets or needle and thread.
  • Applies paint and liquid dressing to produce glossy finish, using brush or sponge.
  • May cut and stamp lettering and decorative designs into surface of leather, leather stamper.
  • May be designated according to type of saddle made as western-saddle maker.
  • May specialize in replacement of damaged saddle parts, such as cushioned seats, canvas girths, cinches, and saddle bags, and be designated saddler.
Saddle Maker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Job family population: 7,180

Estimated population of Saddle Maker jobs: 564

Rate of error: 7.7%

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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