Salary for Hand Cutters and Trimmers

Also known as:  Fur Trimmer, Hand Cloth Cutter, Hand Fabric Cutter, Portable Machine Cutter helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

Hand cutters and trimmers use a wide variety of different tools to cut items such as fabrics, carpeting, glass, stone and other related materials. There is a high risk for injury as workers are frequently dealing with sharp knives and other cutting tools. Completion of a high school degree or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this job. An employer will then usually require up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Hand Cutter or Trimmer can get an average compensation between 16000 - 24000 based on seniority. Cutters and Trimmers, Hand can get average salaries of Twenty Six Thousand Two Hundred dollars per annum.

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand make the most money in Minnesota, where they get normal pay levels of about $33350. These people can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn an average job salary of $36230.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.29 percent nationwide in that time.


Hand Cutters and Trimmers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Wholesale Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services