Powderer

Rub or spray powder of specified color onto unfinished felt hat bodies.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Powderers do?

Rubs or sprays powder of specified color onto unfinished felt hat bodies, using powder-filled cloth bag or compressed-air gun, to stiffen, finish, or prepare bodies for further processing.


Should I be a Powderer?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Powderer

    Most Powderers 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:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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