Skin small fur-bearing animals for their pelts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pelters do?

Skins small fur-bearing animals, such as foxes, weasels, mink, and muskrats, for their pelts, using skinning knife.

Should I be a Pelter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Belter, Felter, Peanut Salter, Skinner, Pelts

    How to become a Pelter

    Pelters 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 Pelter-related education!
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