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Shoe Polisher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$27,170 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Shoe Polisher is $27,170 a year and $13 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Shoe Polisher is between $24,959 and $31,677. 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

  • Cleans and polishes footwear for customers: removes surface dirt, using brush.
  • Removes grime and old polish or wax from leather footwear, using brush or sponge dipped in cleaning fluid or soapy water.
  • Applies coating of polish by hand or using dauber, and polishes leather, using brushes and cloths.
  • Buffs buck or suede footwear with sandpaper or wire brush to clean areas or raise nap.
  • Applies liquid dressing or dry wax by hand or dauber, and brushes surface to remove excess.
  • Applies liquid dressing to fabric areas of footwear to restore appearance of cloth.
  • Coats edges of sole and heel with sole dressing, using dauber or sponge.
  • May dye or tint footwear shoe dyer.
  • May brush lint from patron's clothing, using whiskbroom.
  • May assist customers with wraps.
  • May sweep and mop floors, dust and polish furnishings, and wash windows.
Shoe Polisher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

Job family population: 56,820

Estimated population of Shoe Polisher jobs: 2,108

Rate of error: 2.9%

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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