Screen Tacker

Install screenings in door or window screen frames.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Screen Tackers do?

Installs screening in door or window screen frames: Positions roll of screening material on rack and places door or window frame on worktable. Pulls screening material over frame opening, and cuts screen to fit opening, using roller cutter. Forces edge of screen into frame groove, using roller or chisel-like setting tool. Nails molding strip over frame groove or rolls brading cord or spline into groove to secure edge of screen. When rolling in screens, may be designated Screen Roller.


Should I be a Screen Tacker?

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

  • Also known as: Anchor Tacker, Button Tacker, Gimp Tacker, Outsole Tacker, Tacker

    How to become a Screen Tacker

    Screen Tackers 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 Screen Tacker-related education!
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