An average Upholsterer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.92 per hour. Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, a little less than one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Male Upholsterers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.
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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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Upholsterers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $40K.