Shoe Cleaner

Remove foreign matters from finished shoes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shoe Cleaners do?

Removes foreign matter, such as grease and cement from finished shoes, using art gum, knife, and cleaning fluids. Applies dressing to cleaned area to restore color and finish, using brush or spray gun and dressing or colored paint. May wrap shoe ornaments with paper for protection during packing and shipping. May spray disinfectant on inside of shoes to sanitize them and be designated Sanitizer.


Should I be a Shoe Cleaner?

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

  • How to become a Shoe Cleaner

    Most Shoe Cleaners 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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