Salary for Upholsterers

Also known as:  Aircraft Seat Upholsterer, Auto Upholsterer, Chair Upholsterer, Dining Chair Seat Cushion Trimmer, Furniture Upholsterer, Seating Upholsterer

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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.

An Upholsterer will usually earn an average salary between 24000 - 36000 depending on seniority. Upholsterers will most likely receive a pay level of Thirty One Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Upholsterers are compensated highest in Delaware, where they can get average pay scales of approximately $45440. People who work inside these careers receive the highest salary in Accommodation and Food Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $46990.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.25 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Upholsterers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $46,990
Accommodation and Food Services $43,550
Educational Services $37,840
Transportation and Warehousing $37,800
Health Care and Social Assistance $36,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $34,220
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $26,500
Retail Trade $29,570
Wholesale Trade $30,250
Other Services (except Public Administration) $30,780
Manufacturing $31,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $34,220
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