Kaiwhakapaipai Uhinga Waka

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


Trainee upholsterers usually earn

$33K-$42K per year

Qualified upholsterers usually earn

$52K-$62K per year

Source: Competenz, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an upholsterer are average due to stable numbers of people in the role.
Nikki Burnet attaching new padding to a chair

Upholsterers revive old furniture by attaching new coverings

Last updated 15 December 2017