Hand Roller

Roll wrapper tobacco leaves around bunches to make cigars.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Rollers do?

Rolls wrapper tobacco leaves around bunches to make cigars: Smooths wrapper leaf on table and cuts leaf to specified shapes, using template and knife. Lays bunches on wrapper and rolls them together. Secures end of wrapper with glue and trims cigar to specified length, using knife or cigar cutter. Places cigars in rack.


Should I be a Hand Roller?

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.

  • Also known as: Fruit Room Hand, Reroller, Hand, Rolled-Ham Lacer, Roller, Hand, Roving Hauler, Sneller, Hand See More

    How to become a Hand Roller

    Hand Rollers 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 Hand Roller-related education!
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