Letterer

Paint or draw precise letterings.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Letterers do?

Paints or draws precise lettering to be reproduced in advertisements, books, and other printed materials, using lettering pen or brush and determining lettering design from layout sketches and instructions. May design lettering when style of letters is not specified.


Should I be a Letterer?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Gun Numberer

    How to become a Letterer

    Letterers 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 Letterer-related education!
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