How Much Do Hand Cutters and Trimmers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Hand Cutters And Trimmers

Hand Cutters And Trimmers 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$34190 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$22,880 to $26,770 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

Entry-level Hand Cutters and Trimmers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $22,880 to $26,770 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Hand Cutters and Trimmers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $24 $50,800
Senior (Top 25%) $19 $39,150
Middle (Mid 50%) $15 $31,630
Junior (Bottom 25%) $13 $26,770
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $22,880

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $21 $44,040
GA $21 $42,980
IA $20 $41,600
VT $20 $40,810
NC $19 $40,530
UT $19 $39,060
MD $17 $36,160
VA $17 $36,100
FL $17 $35,450
MA $17 $34,820

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hand Cutter and Trimmer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Hand Cutters and Trimmers are in the states of NY, GA, IA, VT and NC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $65360 $31.42
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $46060 $22.14
Building Finishing Contractors $41600 $20.00
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $40690 $19.56
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing $40400 $19.42
Home Furnishings Stores $39250 $18.87
Printing and Related Support Activities $38490 $18.50
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $37260 $17.91
Other Support Services $34500 $16.59
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $33560 $16.13
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers $32720 $15.73
Foundries $32260 $15.51
Rubber Product Manufacturing $31900 $15.33
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $31860 $15.32
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $31800 $15.29
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $31550 $15.17
Plastics Product Manufacturing $31440 $15.12
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $31300 $15.05
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $30700 $14.76
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing $30380 $14.61
Footwear Manufacturing $29860 $14.36
Textile Furnishings Mills $29470 $14.17
Employment Services $29300 $14.09
Other Textile Product Mills $29270 $14.07
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $28150 $13.53
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing $27470 $13.21
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing $27000 $12.98

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