Median pay for Upholsterers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.31 per hour. Most Upholsterers survey respondents are men (75 percent). While some workers in this profession — about one-half — do not have any health coverage, around half do receive medical benefits and about two in five have dental insurance. For the most part, Upholsterers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$19,727 - $50,212|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,184|
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|$24,334 - $51,765|
|Hourly Rate||$11.47 - $24.51|
|Overtime||$15.12 - $34.94|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,184|
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Job Description for Upholsterer
Upholsterers are responsible for installing and repairing fillings and coverings for seats and other furniture in cars and boats, and may also be tasked with cleaning dirt and stains from upholstery. They typically must provide price quotes prior to beginning work, so strong customer service skills are important for attracting and retaining new clients, and they may also travel from place to place to complete jobs.Read More...
Upholsterers may work with several types of materials, such as fabric, leather, and padding, and close attention to detail is important in this position to produce quality work. The use of hand and power tools may be necessary, and they must also be able to lift heavy items, bend and kneel, or stand for long periods of time. Mathematical skills are also important for performing measurements for materials. Upholsterers often work independently, so it's important that they are able to meet deadlines, and cutting and sewing skills are also beneficial. They must always pay attention to profitability and cost-saving methods, and some positions require prior experience in the field while others allow on-the-job training or may allow a new upholsterer to be an apprentice to a master upholsterer. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- Originally cover or reupholster furniture with fabric or synthetic material.
- Provide restoration services to the wooden or metal frames of reupholstered furniture.
- Customize furniture upholstery design according to designer specifications.
- Measure, cut, stretch, and fasten coverings to frames of furniture.
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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer
Pay by Experience for an Upholsterer has a positive trend. An entry-level Upholsterer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Upholsterer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Upholsterer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 32 salaries. An Upholsterer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 33 salaries.
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