Hand Counter

Count sheets of paper to separate fanned edges into groups.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Counters do?

Counts sheets of paper, using fingers to separate fanned edges into groups of threes, fours, or fives, to facilitate counting. Separates sheets into units of specified quantity and stacks units on pallets or conveyors. May collate covers with filler sheets to facilitate fabrication of tablets.

Should I be a Hand Counter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Counter Caser, Counter, Hand, Counter Tender

    How to become a Hand Counter

    Most Hand Counters 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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