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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Upholsterers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,160
25th Percentile Wage
$26,530
50th Percentile Wage
$33,660
75th Percentile Wage
$41,100
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 $33,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,160. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of upholsterers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,660
1.81% 11.08%
2016
$33,050
3.12% -
2015
$32,020
0.41% -
2014
$31,890
3.57% -
2013
$30,750
2.67% -
2012
$29,930
- -

Table 2. Upholsterers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of upholsterers in 12 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 $60,900. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $22,710).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,900
Accommodation and Food Services
$48,800
Educational Services
$40,820
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,430
Construction
$34,670
Manufacturing
$34,260
Wholesale Trade
$34,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,710
Retail Trade
$29,600
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,710

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 $64,180. The highest paying state for upholsterers is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $64,180. 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
Nebraska
$64,180
Washington
$41,080
South Dakota
$40,960
Connecticut
$39,340
New York
$38,420
Delaware
$38,370
Minnesota
$38,150
New Jersey
$37,650
Massachusetts
$36,920
New Hampshire
$36,820
West Virginia
$36,500
North Carolina
$36,360
Wisconsin
$35,730
Kentucky
$35,430
Colorado
$35,150
Kansas
$34,420
Iowa
$34,180
Mississippi
$34,070
California
$34,040
Arizona
$34,000
Louisiana
$33,830
Rhode Island
$33,700
Maine
$33,580
Alaska
$33,480
Pennsylvania
$33,090
Missouri
$32,980
Florida
$32,480
Texas
$32,350
Nevada
$32,130
Alabama
$31,950
Indiana
$31,510
Virginia
$31,330
Idaho
$31,060
Michigan
$31,000
Utah
$30,480
Illinois
$30,460
Oregon
$30,200
South Carolina
$29,370
Montana
$29,190
Maryland
$28,960
Ohio
$28,910
Georgia
$28,480
Vermont
$27,550
Tennessee
$25,500
New Mexico
$25,200
Arkansas
$24,500
Oklahoma
$23,780
Puerto Rico
$17,960



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