Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 51-6093 Upholsterers
Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, and/or staples. Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, and/or foam padding to form smooth rounded surfaces. Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects. Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames, using hand tools. Remove covering, webbing, padding, and/or defective springs from workpieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.90   Entry $22,670.00
Mean $16.16   Mean $33,613.00
Experience $18.78 Experience $39,080.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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