Sock Ironer

Pull socks and stockings over heated metal forms to dry and finish them.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sock Ironers do?

Pulls socks and stockings over heated metal forms to dry and finish them. Folds and stacks the ironed socks and stockings. May cover small hole with adhesive cloth patch and apply heat to secure patch to fabric of sock.


Should I be a Sock Ironer?

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

  • Also known as: Ironer, Sock, Sock-and-Stocking Ironer

    How to become a Sock Ironer

    Most Sock Ironers 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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