Leaf Tier

Tie tobacco leaves in hands to facilitate processing.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Leaf Tiers do?

Ties tobacco leaves in hands to facilitate processing: Selects loose leaves for hand and arranges leaves with butt ends together. Winds tie leaf around butts and pulls end of tie leaf into hand.

Should I be a Leaf Tier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cross-Tie Turner, Tie Layer, Tie Tamper

    How to become a Leaf Tier

    Most Leaf Tiers 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:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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