Cotton Sampler

Remove samples of cotton from bales for classification purposes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cotton Samplers do?

Removes samples of cotton from bales for classification purposes: Cuts bale band and burlap covering, using shears and knife. Opens outside layers of cotton, and pulls or cuts samples from interior of each side of bale. Tears stub from bale identification tag, places stub in sample, and wraps samples in paper. May transfer bales of cotton to platform scales, using handtruck.

Should I be a Cotton Sampler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • 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: Cotton Acreage Measurer, Livestock Counter, Loaf Counter, Traffic Counter, Unit Controller

    How to become a Cotton Sampler

    Most Cotton Samplers 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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