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.
Nikki Burnet attaching new padding to a chair

Upholsterers revive old furniture by attaching new coverings

Last updated 3 June 2016