Fur Sorter

Assort fur skins into single-garment bundles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fur Sorters do?

Assorts fur skins into single-garment bundles according to shading, size, pattern, and density of fur: Compares pelts with sample pelt of each grade, stroking fur to feel its density, to see undercolor, and to judge height of hair. Selects those pelts that match or blend and have same thickness and length of fur. Judges number required for particular garment to be manufactured, and assembles them into bundles.


Should I be a Fur Sorter?

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

  • How to become a Fur Sorter

    Most Fur Sorters 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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