Upholsterers

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What do they do?

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

Also known as:

Box Spring Upholsterer, Furniture Upholsterer, Inside Upholsterer, Sofa Back Upholsterer, Stapler, Trimmer, Upholstered Goods Crafter, Upholsterer, Upholstery Cutter, Upholstery Trimmer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Upholsterers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Upholsterers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

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    Percent Change

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  • 4,000

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.1%)
  • Associate's degree (6.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (38.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (32.6%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Assemble garments or textile products.
  • Repair furniture or upholstery.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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