Shirt Presser

Perform tasks in conjunction with other workers to finish and fold shirts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shirt Pressers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks in conjunction with other workers to finish and fold shirts: Places collar, cuffs, and yoke on curved, padded forms of pressing machine. Pushes button or moves lever to lower pressing head and press shirt parts. Pulls sleeves of shirt over heated form to finish, or pulls sleeve over padded forms and presses button to insert forms into cabinet to iron sleeves. Lays back of shirt on buck of pressing machine. Depresses pedal or pushes button to lower pressing head onto shirt. Drapes shirt over form and pushes buttons to rotate form into steam cabinet to press shirt bosom. Folds finished shirts around piece of cardboard on folding board or on folding machine. Finishes detached collars by feeding collars into equipment for dampening, shaping, and pressing. May be designated according to part of garment ironed as Body Presser; Bosom Presser; Shirt-Collar-And-Cuff Presser; Shirt Folder II; Yoke Presser.


Should I be a Shirt Presser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Shirt-Collar-And-Cuff Presser, Shirt Folder II

    How to become a Shirt Presser

    Most Shirt Pressers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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