Upholsterer Salary

Upholsterers in the United States can expect wages of $15.06 per hour on average. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Upholsterers who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by around one in three. The majority of Upholsterers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$21,296 - $61,176
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,113
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$10.16 - $25.29
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,296 - $61,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,400  
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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$22,222 - $54,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $25.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.08 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,400  
   
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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$22,222 - $54,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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For Upholsterers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Upholsterers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Furniture Upholsterer.

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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $27K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. Upholsterers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. As Upholsterers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $40K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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