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$84,000/ year*
Estimated Salary
$84,000
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Blacksmith in Maine

Overview

A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.
Compare to a teacher who only makes
$40,000/yr in Maine

What Blacksmiths Love About Their Trade

It's a timeless craft.
Pride in a job well done.
Getting to work with hands.

Characteristics

Ancient Craft
Not Customer Facing
Work Indoors
Variety of Tools
Physically Challenging
Art and a Science

Outlook

Optionality PotentialMedium
There are specializations within the trade.
Entrepreneurship Potential High
Fairly low startup but does require a shop.
Demand ForecastMedium
You must be good at marketing yourself.