Kaiwhakapaipai Uhinga Waka

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Upholsterers make, install and attach the springs, padding, linings and covers of furniture.


Trainee upholsterers usually earn

$28K-$30K per year

Qualified upholsterers usually earn

$40K-$50K per year

Source: Competenz.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an upholsterer are poor for those wishing to enter the role, but good for experienced workers.
Close-up of hands holding scissors and cutting into fabric, with a measuring tape in the background

Upholsterers need good sewing skills

Last updated 4 June 2015