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Upholsterer Salary

Median pay for Upholsterers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.17 per hour. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Upholsterers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Upholsterers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$21,219 - $58,175
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,635
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90%

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$10.10 - $25.69
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,219 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$21,522 - $53,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$21,522 - $53,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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.

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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $29K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. As Upholsterers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 58%
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