Brusher

Hold shoes against revolving brushes to clean and polish them.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Brushers do?

Holds and turns shoes against revolving brushes to clean and polish them: Coats revolving wheel with wax, using wax black. Holds shoe against wheel to apply wax, then against revolving bristle and cloth wheels to polish shoe. May clean, wax, and polish shoe heels and soles and be designated Edge Polisher. May be designated according to part of shoe worked on as Bottom Brusher; Heel Brusher.


Should I be a Brusher?

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.

  • Also known as: Bottom Brusher, Brusher-Down, Heel Brusher, Lining Brusher

    How to become a Brusher

    Most Brushers 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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