An average Upholsterer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.92 per hour. Although just over a half lack health benefits of any kind, a little less than one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Male Upholsterers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,797 - $61,547
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,995
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90%

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$10.43 - $24.17
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,797 - $61,547  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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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$23,936 - $52,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.43 - $24.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.54 - $34.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$23,936 - $52,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Upholsterers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $40K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Upholsterer Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Sewing
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Upholstery
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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