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Upholsterer Salary

The average Upholsterer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.22 per hour. Most Upholsterers like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by over a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,296 - $57,391
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,153
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$10.12 - $25.66
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,296 - $57,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$21,614 - $53,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$21,614 - $53,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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.


Upholsterers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Upholsterers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 57%