The average pay for a Furniture Upholsterer is $16.52 per hour.

$30,792 - $83,758
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$31K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $61,820
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$10.27 - $24.62
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$17
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,792 - $83,758  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,452 - $69,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$26.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Total Pay (?
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$22,452 - $69,734  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Upholsterer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Furniture Upholsterer Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Furniture Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$38,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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