Last Chalker

Treat lasts to prevent lining from sticking at box toe and counter.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Last Chalkers do?

Treats lasts to prevent lining from sticking at box toe and counter when shoe is lasted. Paints toe and heel of last with paste or chalky preparation.


Should I be a Last Chalker?

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.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Last Greaser, Negative Checker

    How to become a Last Chalker

    Most Last Chalkers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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