Paper Sorter and Counter

Sort sheets of paper.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paper Sorter and Counters do?

Sorts sheets of paper according to specified grade and examines them for defects, such as tears, cuts, roll marks and slime holes, and discards defective sheets. Counts and stacks acceptable sheets and inserts identification marker between reams. Segregates paper according to customer order and records amount and grade of separate orders.


Should I be a Paper Sorter and Counter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Paper Counter

    How to become a Paper Sorter and Counter

    Most Paper Sorter and Counters 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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