Leather Etcher

Tend machines that press and scorch designs into leather garment parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leather Etchers do?

Tends machine that presses and scorches designs into leather garment parts: Starts roll-turning motor and roll heater. Moves handle of variable electric resistor to adjust heating of upper roll to specified temperature. Turns wing nuts to adjust pressure between rolls and feeds garment parts between rolls.


Should I be a Leather Etcher?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Leather Colorer, Leather Currier, Leather Dresser, Leather Drier, Leather Flesher, Leather Grainer, Leather Patcher

    How to become a Leather Etcher

    Leather Etchers 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 Leather Etcher-related education!
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