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Upholsterers Salary Information

The salary statistics of upholsterers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of upholsterers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The upholsterers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Upholsterers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,860
25th Percentile Wage
$26,030
50th Percentile Wage
$33,050
75th Percentile Wage
$40,670
90th Percentile Wage
$51,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for upholsterers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) upholsterers is $51,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,860. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 145% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of upholsterers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,0503.12%9.44%
201532,0200.41%-
201431,8903.57%-
201330,7502.67%-
201229,930--

Table 2. Upholsterers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of upholsterers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for upholsterers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $60,100. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $27,590).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,100
Accommodation and Food Services
$48,240
Educational Services
$39,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,530
Manufacturing
$33,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,810
Retail Trade
$30,290
Wholesale Trade
$29,130
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,590

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Upholsterers by States

From the above tables we note that not only upholsterers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of upholsterers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,960 to $38,540. The highest paying state for upholsterers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $38,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,960. For more salary information of upholsterers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$38,540
New Hampshire
$37,940
New Jersey
$37,780
Washington
$37,270
New York
$36,970
North Carolina
$36,830
West Virginia
$36,500
Nebraska
$35,820
Rhode Island
$35,660
Wisconsin
$35,280
Illinois
$35,120
Colorado
$34,990
Massachusetts
$34,710
Alabama
$34,460
Mississippi
$34,130
Pennsylvania
$33,730
Louisiana
$33,680
California
$33,590
Alaska
$33,480
Oregon
$33,180
Connecticut
$33,130
Iowa
$31,500
Indiana
$31,430
Kansas
$31,220
Nevada
$31,000
Maryland
$30,770
Florida
$30,610
Texas
$30,430
Utah
$30,200
Missouri
$29,880
New Mexico
$29,760
Virginia
$29,660
Kentucky
$29,300
Michigan
$28,480
Idaho
$28,400
Arizona
$27,920
Vermont
$27,550
Arkansas
$27,450
Ohio
$27,090
Tennessee
$26,700
Montana
$26,560
Georgia
$26,450
South Carolina
$25,460
Oklahoma
$24,970
Maine
$23,950
Puerto Rico
$17,960


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