Slicker

Brush felt hats to clean hats and apply polish and wax to surface.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slickers do?

Brushes felt hats to clean hats and applies polish and wax to surface to impart smooth, finished appearance: Brushes hat to remove dust, lint, and loose fibers and rotates hat over steampipe to remove excess gloss and condition fibers. Pulls hat onto block of revolving spindle and depresses pedal to start block rotating. Brushes silk polish onto hat to produce gloss. Applies wax to lure, rubs pad against heated iron to melt wax, and holds heated pad against rotating hat to smooth and finish appearance of felt. May place hi-roll hat in metal jig to shape and sharpen style lines.


Should I be a Slicker?

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: Slacker

    How to become a Slicker

    Slickers 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 Slicker-related education!
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