SOC Code 51-6042 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

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Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.


SOC Code 51-6042 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 5,020 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $14.68 and average Annual Wage of $30,540.

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Occupation Examples

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  • Insole Beveler
  • Lacing Operator
  • Lasting Machine Operator
  • Pump Stitcher
  • Rasper Machine Operator
  • Shoe Cementer
  • Shoe Sewing Machine Operator and Tender
  • Sole Trimmer

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