Upholsterer Salary

The average Upholsterer in the United States earns approximately $15.03 per hour. Job satisfaction for Upholsterers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but around one in three have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. Most Upholsterers survey respondents are men (75 percent). 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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$9.98 - $25.74
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,219 - $61,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
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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$21,181 - $54,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $25.74  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,416  
   
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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$21,181 - $54,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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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For Upholsterers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Upholsterers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Furniture Upholsterer.

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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Upholsterers. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. On average, Upholsterers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Upholsterers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $41K.

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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 63%
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