Hammer wooden pegs into heel and arch of boots.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Peggers do?

Hammers wooden pegs into heel and arch of boots to strengthen shank and keep boot waterproof: Places boot on pin jack and shapes edge of sole, using hammer. Marks row for pegs around heel and arch, using marking tool. Punches holes for pegs, using awl and hammer. Selects length of peg according to thickness of boot, places peg in hole, and hammers peg into boot. Repeats operation for each side of shank.

Should I be a Pegger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Pegger

    Peggers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Pegger-related education!
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