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Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

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Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.


  • Workers involved in production and in installation, maintenance, and repair hold more than half of all jobs.
  • Earnings are higher than average compared with other manufacturing industries.
  • Employment is projected to decline, and applicants for jobs are expected to face keen competition.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $27,420/yr ($13.71/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma