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Upholsterer Salary

Upholsterers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.14 per hour. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Upholsterers are male. Although over a third have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Upholsterers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$21,373 - $56,673
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $39,375
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$9.82 - $25.40
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,373 - $56,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$20,984 - $53,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$20,984 - $53,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
United States (change)

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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $26K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $40K.

Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 57%