Upholsterer

Kaiwhakapaipai Uhinga Waka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

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

Pay

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