Leather Coater

Spread premixed solutions to finish or waterproof leather.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leather Coaters do?

Spreads premixed solutions, such as dope, grease, or lacquer, on leather, using applicator, to finish or waterproof leather. Positions coated leather on conveyor belt to move leather through drying oven.


Should I be a Leather Coater?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lens Coater, Split-Leather Mosser

    How to become a Leather Coater

    Most Leather Coaters 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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