Average Upholsterer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Upholsterer is $17.31.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$0 - $3,394
Total Pay
$24,858 - $52,186

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Job Description for Upholsterer

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.

Job Satisfaction for Upholsterer

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Upholsterer

Skills in Sewing, Patternmaking, Manufacturing Fabrication and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tools.

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.
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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