Fur Cutter

Select and cut pelts to make, alter, or repair fur articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fur Cutters do?

Selects and cuts pelts to make, alter, or repair garments or other fur articles: Selects required number of fur pelts and matches them for size, color, texture, and quality. Arranges pelts on pattern according to design and color, placing finest pelts where they will show to best advantage and give garment symmetrical appearance. Numbers pelts to indicate their pattern location. Cuts off inferior or unusable parts, such as heads, necks, sides, rumps, and tails. Slits skin of furs into diagonal strips, leaving uncut margin at edge, to obtain specified length and shape of pelt, using furrier’s knife. Cuts pelts to shape them to garment pattern.

Should I be a Fur Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Felt-Pad Cutter

    How to become a Fur Cutter

    Most Fur 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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