Beat gold strips into gold leaf for use in decorating products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Goldbeaters do?

Beats gold strips into gold leaf, using hammers, for use in decorating products, such as books, furniture, and signs: Cuts gold strip into one inch squares and interlaminates squares with leaves of cutch. Hammers cutch to reduce thickness and expand area of squares to form gold sheets of specified dimensions. Cuts sheets into quarters and interlaminates quartered sheets with leaves of shoder. Hammers shoder to form gold leaf of specified dimensions.

Should I be a Goldbeater?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Gold Beater

    How to become a Goldbeater

    Goldbeaters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Goldbeater-related education!
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