Upholsterers

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Total Workforce

24.5k

Average Age

44.3

Estimated Job Growth

0.481%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$32,159

Average Male Salary

$32,807

Average Female Salary

$28,736

About

Upholsterers are most often employed by the Furniture & related product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Upholsterers was $32,159 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Upholsterers by wage are Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Telephone operators, and Dental assistants.

Upholsterers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Upholsterers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Upholsterers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Upholsterers, by average wage, is Ship & boat building. Upholsterers are paid most in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Hickory City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,159

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,711

In 2017, Upholsterers earned an average of $32,159, $19,905 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Telephone operators make somewhat more than Upholsterers while Interviewers, except eligibility & loan make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Upholsterers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.248

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Upholsterers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.248, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Upholsterers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Upholsterers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Upholsterers, by average wage, are Ship & boat building, Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores , and Furniture & related product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

24.5k

2017 Workforce

± 3,845

3.04%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.7%

The number of people employed as Upholsterers has been growing at a rate of 3.04%, from 23,807 people in 2016 to 24,531 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Upholsterers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Upholsterers at  34.5%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 25.6% and Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores  with 10.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Upholsterers in the US. The average age of male Upholsterers in the workforce is 43.6 and of female Upholsterers is 47.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Upholsterers is White.

Gender Composition

20.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,526

3.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,533

84.1% of Upholsterers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Upholsterers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Upholsterers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

68.4% of Upholsterers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.4% of Upholsterers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Upholsterers.

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Age by Gender

43.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.33

47.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.85

The median age of Upholsterers is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 4.05 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Upholsterers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Upholsterers is false but a relatively high number of Upholsterers hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Upholsterers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Upholsterers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Time Management. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Upholsterers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Upholsterers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Upholsterers are expected to see a growth of 0.481% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

0.481%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Upholsterers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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