Salary for Hand Cutters and Trimmers

Also known as:  Fur Trimmer, Hand Cloth Cutter, Hand Fabric Cutter, Portable Machine Cutter

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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 earn average salaries of between $22,880 and $50,800 depending on tenure level. will normally receive an average salary of thirty-four thousand one hundred and ninety dollars on a yearly basis.

can get the highest pay in New York, where they receive pay levels, on average, of about $44,040. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Construction, where they can earn wages of $40,970.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.63 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Construction
$40,970
Retail Trade
$34,790
Manufacturing
$34,210
Wholesale Trade
$32,840
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$31,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,280

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,280
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$31,550
Wholesale Trade
$32,840
Manufacturing
$34,210
Retail Trade
$34,790
Construction
$40,970