Upholsterer Salary

The average Upholsterer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.95 per hour. Although approximately one-half lack health benefits of any kind, a little less than 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,866 - $61,072
$20K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,000
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$10.49 - $23.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,866 - $61,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Total Pay (?
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$23,232 - $51,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $23.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.25 - $32.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
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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$23,232 - $51,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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.

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Upholsterer Tasks

  • 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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Key Stats for Upholsterer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Upholsterer Salaries

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Upholstery
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 51%
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