Upholsterer Salary

Average Upholsterers in the United States make around $14.93 per hour. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Upholsterers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over a third and dental insurance is reported by nearly one in three. The majority of Upholsterers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,219 - $61,418

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$9.88 - $25.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,219 - $61,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
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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$21,001 - $54,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
   
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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$21,001 - $54,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Upholsterer

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Upholsterer


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Many Upholsterers move into a Furniture Upholsterer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Furniture Upholsterers on average bring in a similar salary to Upholsterers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer

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


Upholsterers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $27K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Upholsterers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $41K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 62%
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