Upholsterer Salary

Upholsterers in the United States pull down an average of $15.06 per hour. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Upholsterers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Upholsterers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although about two in five have medical coverage and nearly one in three have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,296 - $61,176
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,113
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$10.16 - $25.29
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,296 - $61,176  
   
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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$22,222 - $54,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $25.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.08 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$22,222 - $54,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Upholsterers who go on to become Furniture Upholsterers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Furniture Upholsterer, an upper-level role, pays $32K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Upholsterers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Upholsterers make a median salary of $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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