Examine gathered books, magazines, and pamphlet bodies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Collators do?

Examines gathered book, magazine, and pamphlet bodies to verify order and number of included signatures: Riffles bodies, one section at a time, observing signature figures. Notes omitted, misplaced, or duplicated signatures, and rearranges or inserts sections to correct subject matter. Stacks completed bodies.

Should I be a Collator?

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

  • Also known as: Collision Estimator

    How to become a Collator

    Most Collators 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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