Furniture Upholsterer Salary

The average pay for a Furniture Upholsterer is $17.09 per hour.

$31,000 - $49,000
$33K
MEDIAN: $33,280
50%

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$10.17 - $25.09
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$17
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MEDIAN: $17.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,280  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,491 - $57,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$17.40 - $35.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$21,491 - $57,106  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Furniture Upholsterer

A furniture upholsterer layers fabric on new or existing sofa frames using hand tools and power tools; sometimes sewing machines are used in this work as well. Tasks performed by upholsterers include removing old sofa parts such as coverings, webbings and springs, as well as replacing sofa covers, stuffing pillows and other parts of the sofa, and fixing broken springs. All tasks must be performed within deadlines and to the standards of their employer and clients. Furniture upholsters may also provide input to clients on designs and color schemes for upholstery. These professionals must have the ability to physically perform duties of their position, such as lifting heavy objects, bending, stooping and standing for long periods of time. A furniture upholsterer can work for a company or directly with clients on a freelance basis.

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Furniture Upholsterer Tasks

  • Originally cover or reupholster furniture with fabric or synthetic material.
  • Provide restoration services to the wooden or metal frames of reupholstered furniture.
  • Customize furniture upholstery design according to designer specifications.
  • Measure, cut, stretch, and fasten coverings to frames of furniture.

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Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Upholsterer

Pay by Experience for a Furniture Upholsterer has a positive trend. An entry-level Furniture Upholsterer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Furniture Upholsterer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Furniture Upholsterer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries. A Furniture Upholsterer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries.

Furniture Upholsterer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Furniture Upholsterer?

Furniture Upholsterer in Palm Springs:
"Upholster Guru."
Pros: How my work turns out. I am very good at what I do. I invent ways to save my company money and to make the items I work on last longer than anyone else who has done the same type of work before me.
Cons: The hand sewing of heavy materials used for onside pool/furniture.

Key Stats for Furniture Upholsterer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Furniture Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

National Average
$37,000

Experienced
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 35%