Shaker

Shake hands of cured tobaccos to expose leaves to air and remove dirt.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shakers do?

Shakes hands of cured tobacco to separate, straighten, and expose leaves to air and remove dirt. Places loosened tobacco on table or conveyor for further processing. May be designated according to type of leaf processed as Frog Shaker; Wrapper Opener.


Should I be a Shaker?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Filler Shaker, Frog Shaker, Hand Shaker

    How to become a Shaker

    Most Shakers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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