Upholsterer Salary

Upholsterers in the United States take home approximately $15.03 per hour on average. Although one in three have medical coverage and one-third have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Upholsterers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,219 - $61,418
(Median)
$21K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,700
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90%

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$10.01 - $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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,219 - $61,418  
   
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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$21,234 - $54,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $25.69  
   
Overtime
$6.75 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$21,234 - $54,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.


For many Upholsterers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $28K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $32K. Upholsterers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. 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 27%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 62%
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