Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Furniture Upholsterer is $16.54
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Furniture Upholsterers?
An early career Furniture Upholsterer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.81 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Furniture Upholsterer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.13 based on 14 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Furniture Upholsterers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.