Shade Matcher

Examine rolls or folded cuts of dyed or printed cloth.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shade Matchers do?

Examines rolls or folded cuts of dyed or printed cloth for variations in color shade, and sorts cloth according to shade, preparatory to shipment. Cuts off-shade portions from cloth with scissors. Stacks identical cuts of cloth together on handtruck. May compare swatches from opposite ends of cloth piece to detect variation of color within piece.

Should I be a Shade Matcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Splicer Matcher, Stack Matcher, Stave Matcher

    How to become a Shade Matcher

    Most Shade Matchers 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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