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

Median Annual Wage: $31,890

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (55%); Post-secondary certificate (26%); Less than high school diploma (10%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Upholsterer; Box Spring Upholsterer; Upholstered Goods Crafter; Inside Upholsterer; Upholstery Trimmer; Furniture Upholsterer; Stapler; Arm Upholsterer; Back Upholsterer; Dining Chair Trimmer

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More Production Careers

  • Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, or foam padding to form smooth, rounded surfaces.
  • Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects.
  • Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames, using hand tools.
  • Remove covering, webbing, padding, or defective springs from workpieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers.

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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Upholsterers.

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