Bottom Presser

Tend bottom-pressing machines that smooth wrinkles of lasted shoe uppers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bottom Pressers do?

Tends bottom-pressing machine that smooths wrinkles from bottom of lasted shoe upper: Turns contour-control dial to adjust shape of heated pressing plate according to specifications stamped on last. Inserts guide jack pin of machine into last, and places lasted shoe on heated pressing plate. Depresses pedal to lower guide jack that presses lasted shoe against pressing plate.

Should I be a Bottom Presser?

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: Pie Bottomer

    How to become a Bottom Presser

    Bottom Pressers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Bottom Presser-related education!
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