Candle Cutter

Cut wicks to separate candles after wax-dipping process.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Candle Cutters do?

Cuts wicks, using scissors and knife, to separate candles after wax-dipping process: Places candles, assembled on metal frame, on revolving stand. Rotates stand by hand and cuts wicks at butt end. Removes candles from frame and examines for defects in shape and finish. May grade candles according to size and type. May trim ends, using hand dies.


Should I be a Candle Cutter?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Computerized Table Cutter

    How to become a Candle Cutter

    Most Candle Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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