Upholsterer Salary

Pay for Upholsterers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.93 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Upholsterers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Upholsterers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$19,797 - $61,547
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$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,996
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$10.77 - $24.76
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MEDIAN: $14.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,797 - $61,547  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$24,096 - $53,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $24.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.45 - $34.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$24,096 - $53,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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Job Description for Upholsterer

Upholsterers are responsible for installing and repairing fillings and coverings for seats and other furniture in cars and boats, and may also be tasked with cleaning dirt and stains from upholstery. They typically must provide price quotes prior to beginning work, so strong customer service skills are important for attracting and retaining new clients, and they may also travel from place to place to complete jobs.

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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 Upholsterer

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


For Upholsterers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $28K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Upholsterers make a median salary of $37K. Upholsterers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K.

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Key Stats for Upholsterer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Upholsterer Salaries

National Average
$32,000

▼2%

Upholstery
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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