Training Requirements for Upholsterers

Upholsterers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Upholsterers
Percent
Less than High School 33.2
High School 39.1
Some College 16.6
Associates Degree 5.4
Bachelors Degree 3.7
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment Outlook for Upholsterers

This represents about 42,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less upholsterers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.

Typical Income for Upholsterers

Hourly Income

On average,upholsterers make $16.65 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Upholsterers $10.03 $12.52 $15.89 $19.55 $24.64
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers $8.71 $9.66 $11.42 $14.46 $18.44
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and furnishings workers $10.00 $12.01 $15.58 $19.94 $25.57
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, upholsterers make $34,640 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Upholsterers $20,860 $26,030 $33,050 $40,670 $51,260
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers $18,110 $20,090 $23,750 $30,080 $38,350
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and furnishings workers $20,800 $24,980 $32,400 $41,470 $53,180
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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