Shoe modeler - Salary and Career
Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

Shoe modeler - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They make patterns for clothes and shoes, research market segments, study design styles and evaluate research on market trends, evaluate materials for acquisition and develop prototypes of clothes, shoes and furniture, design furniture, interpreting drawings and models, analyzing the place of installation of bespoke furniture, making drawings of furniture and fixtures in cad and drawing board, dimensioning components, specifying wood, wood derivatives and accessories for furniture and finishing materials, such as paints and varnishes, among others.

How much does an Shoe modeler earn

A Shoe modeler earns between $1.583 and $7.152 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.293 and a median salary of $3.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 956 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Shoe modeler

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.293 39.521 823 15
1º Quartile 1.583 18.995 396 7
Median Salary 3.000 36.000 750 14
3º Quartile 5.454 65.453 1.364 25
Higher Salary 7.152 85.825 1.788 33


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

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Main workplaces

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services they work in the manufacture of clothing and accessories, in the manufacture of leather goods, travel articles and footwear, and in the manufacture of furniture. They are employees with a formal contract, work individually, with occasional supervision, indoors and during daytime hours. Eventually, they work under pressure, which can cause stress. The shoe modeler may be exposed to toxic materials.


What does it take to work in the field of Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services

The exercise of these occupations requires a mid-level technical course in clothing (shoe and clothing modeler) or furniture (furniture designer), or equivalent experience. The full exercise of activities occurs with at least two years of experience, after the technical course.


Functions and activities of Shoe modeler

Drawers, designers and modelers of various products and services must:

  • making patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • analyze market segment;
  • design furniture;
  • evaluate materials for acquisition;
  • develop clothing, footwear and furniture prototypes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • make patterns for clothing and shoes;
  • make patterns for clothes and shoes;
  • furniture design;

  • Activities

    • elaborate footwear technical sheet;
    • evaluate competitor ideas and products;
    • evaluate material composition;
    • work creatively;
    • order laboratory testing of prototypes;
    • adjust molds and templates;
    • test furniture prototype;
    • manufacture furniture prototype;
    • elaborate flat designs of clothes and shoes;
    • testing pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • collect technological information at fairs and fashion shows;
    • guide the manufacture of prototypes;
    • interpret technical terms in other languages;
    • elaborate furniture technical sheet;
    • test the color fixation in leathers;
    • perform enlargements and reductions of product dimensions by scale;
    • elaborate clothing technical sheet;
    • acting responsibly;
    • size furniture components;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • manufacture footwear prototype;
    • provide data for manufacturing machine accessories;
    • visually evaluate the degree of finishing of the materials;
    • elaborate clothing measurement tables;
    • mark references in patterns;
    • make a pilot piece (prototype) of clothing;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • interpreting models and designs of clothes and shoes;
    • work as a team;
    • tracing patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • study 'design' styles;
    • provide data for manufacturing shoe molds;
    • interpret laboratory test results;
    • resolve emergency situations;
    • check the strength of materials;
    • cutting patterns for clothes and shoes;
    • interpret technical standards for the production of clothing, footwear and furniture ;
    • test shoe prototype;
    • specify materials for finishing furniture (paints, varnishes);
    • analyze the custom furniture installation location;
    • specify woods, wood products and furniture accessories;
    • tracing patterns for clothing and shoes;
    • visually evaluate the finishing degree of the materials;
    • coding patterns;
    • evaluate the sewability of leather and fabrics;
    • elaborate drawings of furniture and templates (in cad and drawing board);
    • consult technical bulletins;
    • interpret furniture drawings and models;
    • evaluate cost and benefit of materials;
    • prepare materials testing report;
    • evaluate research on market trends;
    • specify trims and accessories for clothing and footwear manufacturing;
    • determine the position of product ornaments, details and accessories;


    Sectors that hire Shoe modeler the most in the job market

    • manufacture of leather footwear
    • manufacture of footwear from synthetic material
    • manufacture of material footwear
    • manufacture of shoes of any material
    • manufacture of travel goods, bags and similar materials of any material
    • leather shoe finishing under contract
    • manufacture of parts for shoes, of any material
    • clothing parts making
    • temporary labor lease
    • shoe retailer




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