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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a buffer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.53 an hour? That's $32,299 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -8% and produce -83,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Buffer Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a buffer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 57.2% of buffers included car parts, while 21.1% of resumes included sand, and 13.2% of resumes included bmw. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the buffer job title. But what industry to start with? Most buffers actually find jobs in the retail and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Buffer

If you're interested in becoming a buffer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 3.2% of buffers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.6% of buffers have master's degrees. Even though some buffers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a buffer. When we researched the most common majors for a buffer, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on buffer resumes include associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a buffer. In fact, many buffer jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many buffers also have previous career experience in roles such as machine operator or cook.

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Average Salary
$32,299
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
-8%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
46
Job Openings

Buffer Career Paths

Top Careers Before Buffer

Cashier
17.8 %
Cook
6.4 %

Top Careers After Buffer

Driver
7.7 %

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Average Salary for a Buffer

Buffers in America make an average salary of $32,299 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $59,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$32,299

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M&M Truck Polishing
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10/12/2007
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$20,03510/12/2007
$20,035

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Buffer Demographics

Gender

male

77.9 %

female

17.6 %

unknown

4.4 %

Ethnicity

White

66.5 %

Black or African American

17.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Polish

16.7 %

Chinese

8.3 %
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Buffer Education

Majors

Business
14.6 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

42.9 %

Certificate

36.0 %

Diploma

10.2 %
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Top Skills For a Buffer

  • Car Parts, 57.2%
  • Sand, 21.1%
  • BMW, 13.2%
  • Assembly Line, 4.4%
  • Final Inspection, 2.3%
  • Other Skills, 1.8%
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Top Buffer Employers

1. Harley-Davidson
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$46,013
Buffers Hired: 
11+
2. CDI
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$66,267
Buffers Hired: 
8+
3. Quality Metal Finishing
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$30,124
Buffers Hired: 
6+
4. Electro Chemical Finishing
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$42,006
Buffers Hired: 
6+
5. Coralind
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$47,191
Buffers Hired: 
4+
6. Crystal Finishing System
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$35,810
Buffers Hired: 
4+