Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers: Career Information
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Top 3 leather repair Jobs
- The Dump
- Tempe, AZ
To include: use of fillers, burn-ins, color matching and replacement
Furniture Repair Technician
- Haynes Furniture Company
- Williamsburg, VA
To include: use of fillers, burn-ins, color matching and replacement with pigments and stains
Engineer 1 - Mechanic
- Davidson Hotels & Resorts
- Alexandria, VA
Install and replace machine parts according to production specifications.
• Replace or repair metal, wood, leather, glass, or other lining in
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What Shoe and leather workers Do
Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.
Shoe and leather worker Salaries
- 2014 employment: 9,700
- May 2015 median annual wage: $23,630
Job Outlook for Shoe and leather workers
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -1,500
- Growth rate: -15 percent (Decline)
How to Become a Shoe and leather worker
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.