Upholsterers make, rebuild and repair upholstered articles such as chairs, sofas, beds and mattresses.
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • conferring with clients to determine materials and cost of furniture items to be made or repaired
  • making and repairing wooden frames, and removing and replacing defective springs
  • removing coverings, webbing and padding from old furniture
  • securing material, padding, springs and webbing to articles to be upholstered
  • measuring and cutting materials and covering furniture
  • seaming cushions and joining sections of covering material
  • attaching ornamental trims, braids and buttons
  • padding and covering spring units to upholster mattresses
  • may finish wooden surfaces on furniture
  • may remove stains from fabric

Job Titles

  • Upholsterer
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Mattress Maker

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