Salary for Upholsterers

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Also known as:  Aircraft Seat Upholsterer, Auto Upholsterer, Chair Upholsterer, Dining Chair Seat Cushion Trimmer, Furniture Upholsterer, Seating Upholsterer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Upholsterers set up, tend, repair and inspect furniture and other upholstery for households or vehicles. It is often required that potential applicants for this position have already completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Upholsterer can earn average salaries in a range of $23,590 - $54,630 based on tenure and industry expertise. can earn an average compensation of thirty-seven thousand eight hundred and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average pay in Washington, where they can earn an average salary rate of approximately $51,110. These people are compensated the highest in Public Administration, which has normal pay levels of $70,710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.17 percent nationwide in that time.


Upholsterers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Transportation and Warehousing