Boot and Shoe Laborer

Perform the tasks in shoe factories.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Boot and Shoe Laborers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks in shoe factory: Removes lasts from assembled shoes by hand. Sorts lasts according to size and stores them in bins. Gathers leather scraps for salvage. Stacks and stores leather parts according to size and shape. Transfers shoes in various stages of completion to workers for further processing. Sweeps floors and cleans work benches. May off bear products of leather cutting and shaping machines. May sand heels on sanding machine, and burnish work boots.


Should I be a Boot and Shoe Laborer?

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

  • Also known as: Laborer, Boot and Shoe

    How to become a Boot and Shoe Laborer

    Most Boot and Shoe Laborers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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