Binder Selector

Inspect tobacco leaves before and after stripping.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Binder Selectors do?

Inspects leaves of tobacco before and after stripping to determine whether leaves are suitable for use as binders: Inspects each leaf for holes and tears. Places leaves to be used as binders in bundle for stripping and discards defective leaves. Removes defective leaves from books and places books of perfect leaves in container. May sprinkle water on books that appear dry.


Should I be a Binder Selector?

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 Binder Selector

    Most Binder Selectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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