Rug Clipper

Guide cutting head of powered clipper to cut nap or to cut design into rug.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rug Clippers do?

Guides cutting head of powered clipper over surface of hooked and tufted rugs to cut nap to uniform length or to cut design into rug, following guidelines. Measures depth of cut, using ruler. May vacuum rug to remove cut yarn. May comb pile to raise uncut loops, using steel-toothed comb, and cut loops, using scissors.

Should I be a Rug Clipper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Gusset Ripper

    How to become a Rug Clipper

    Most Rug Clippers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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