Tongue Presser

Tend machines that shape and remove wrinkles from tongue of leather shoes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tongue Pressers do?

Tends machine that shapes and removes wrinkles from tongue of leather shoes. Presses foot switch to close upper and lower halves of heated forming die that shapes and removes wrinkles from tongue.


Should I be a Tongue Presser?

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: Tonger, Tongue Carrier, Tosser

    How to become a Tongue Presser

    Tongue Pressers 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 Tongue Presser-related education!
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