• Upholsterers
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 44,370
    $28,540 range bar $63,850
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Upholsterers make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

What do they typically do

  • Remove covering, webbing, padding, or defective springs from workpieces using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers
  • Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, or staples
  • Make, restore, or create custom upholstered furniture using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods
  • Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames using hand tools
  • Read work orders, applying knowledge and experience with materials to determine types and amounts of materials required to cover workpieces
  • Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects
  • Draw cutting lines on material following patterns, templates, sketches, or blueprints, using chalk, pencils, paint, or other methods
  • Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, or foam padding to form smooth, rounded surfaces

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.1%
Job Openings 751

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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