Leather Grader

Examine and grade pieces of leather used to make gloves and mittens.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Leather Graders do?

Examines and grades pieces of leather used to make gloves and mittens: Examines leather to detect defects, such as scars and holes and feels leather to detect thin and thick areas. Grades and stacks leather according to number of defects, thickness, and color.


Should I be a Leather Grader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Feather Grader

    How to become a Leather Grader

    Most Leather Graders 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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