Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Cut out parts following patterns or outlines, using knives, shears, scissors, or machine presses. Construct, decorate, or repair leather products according to specifications, using sewing machines, needles and thread, leather lacing, glue, clamps, hand tools, and/or rivets. Align and stitch or glue materials such as fabric, fleece, leather, or wood, in order to join parts. Dye, soak, polish, paint, stamp, stitch, stain, buff, or engrave leather or other materials to obtain desired effects, decorations, or shapes. Select materials and patterns, and trace patterns onto materials to be cut out.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.23   Entry $19,205.00
Mean $12.78   Mean $26,569.00
Experience $14.54 Experience $30,261.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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51-6041.00 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers