$15.45
Avg. Hourly Rate
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Median pay for Upholsterers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.31 per hour. Most Upholsterers survey respondents are men (75 percent). While some workers in this profession — about one-half — do not have any health coverage, around half do receive medical benefits and about two in five have dental insurance. For the most part, Upholsterers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$19,866 - $61,072
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$61K
MEDIAN: $34,971
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$11.56 - $24.42
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$0$61K
Salary $19,866 - $61,072
Bonus $0.00 - $3,452
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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$24,341 - $52,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.56 - $24.42
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $14.84 - $34.43
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,452
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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$24,341 - $52,515
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 198

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.

Upholsterer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Upholsterer?

Upholsterer in Eaton:
"More vinyl and fabric handling knowledge."
Research product qualities and learn specialty language such as denier, abrasion, uv durability and other important industry terminology.

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Key Stats for Upholsterer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Upholsterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Upholsterer Salaries

National Average
$34,000

▼8%

Upholstery
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 54%