The average hourly pay for an Upholsterer is $17.31.
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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. Upholsterers may work with several types of materials, such as fabric, leather, …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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Upholsterer
An early career Upholsterer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.40 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Upholsterer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.08 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Upholsterer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.36 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Upholsterer in their job title in Hickory, North Carolina earn an average of 9.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Loma Linda, California (19.4% less), Orlando, Florida (9.2% less) and San Diego, California (1.8% less).
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