Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Cutters and Trimmers (Hand): Career and Salary Information
Cutters and Trimmers (Hand)
What Cutters and trimmers Do
Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.
Cutter and trimmer Salaries
- 2014 employment: 15,800
- May 2015 median annual wage: $26,820
Job Outlook for Cutters and trimmers
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -2,800
- Growth rate: -17 percent (Decline)
How to Become a Cutter or trimmer
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-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.