Furniture Upholsterer Salary

The average pay for a Furniture Upholsterer is $17.09 per hour.

$30,650 - $52,500
$33K
MEDIAN: $33,280
50%

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$10.72 - $25.38
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.06
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$0$59K
Salary $33,280
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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$23,586 - $59,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.72 - $25.38
Overtime $16.96 - $34.51
Annual Data $0$59K
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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$23,586 - $59,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Furniture Upholsterer

A furniture upholsterer layers fabric on new or existing sofa frames using hand tools and power tools; sometimes sewing machines are used in this work as well. Tasks performed by upholsterers include removing old sofa parts such as coverings, webbings and springs, as well as replacing sofa covers, stuffing pillows and other parts of the sofa, and fixing broken springs. All tasks must be performed within deadlines and to the standards of their employer and clients. Furniture upholsters may also provide input to clients on designs and color schemes for upholstery. These professionals must have the ability to physically perform duties of their position, such as lifting heavy objects, bending, stooping and standing for long periods of time. A furniture upholsterer can work for a company or directly with clients on a freelance basis.

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Furniture 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 Furniture Upholsterer

Pay by Experience for a Furniture Upholsterer has a positive trend. An entry-level Furniture Upholsterer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Furniture 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 9 salaries. An experienced Furniture Upholsterer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries. A Furniture Upholsterer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries.

Furniture Upholsterer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Furniture Upholsterer?

Furniture Upholsterer in Dayton:
"Unpredictable schedule and how hard it is to advance."
Consider the longevity of your Skelton and muscles. Because a production furniture upholstery takes a tole on your hands/shoulders/elbows/&back.

Furniture Upholsterer in Palm Springs:
"Upholster Guru."
Pros: How my work turns out. I am very good at what I do. I invent ways to save my company money and to make the items I work on last longer than anyone else who has done the same type of work before me.
Cons: The hand sewing of heavy materials used for onside pool/furniture.

Key Stats for Furniture Upholsterer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Furniture Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

National Average
$37,000

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%
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