4.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $17.99 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 48% (Start worrying)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Upholsterers' job openings is expected to rise 3.3% by 2031
'Upholsterers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Upholsterers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Upholsterers' was $37,420, or $17.99 hourly
'Upholsterers' are paid 18.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as upholsterers?

As of 2021 there were 28,020 people employed as Upholsterers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Upholsterers.

Job description

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

SOC Code: 51-6093.00


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Vít Budina (No chance) says
Upholstery (especially the historical one) is a very delicate job, requiring you to find pictures, videos or paintings of e.g. a horse carriage or an old car, which is not very likely to be automated due to the 'beauty of human error' included in this profession. It is crucial to use the same materials when restoring an old carriage or any other historical upholstery. Using PU foam will result in too clean of a job and looking dead.
Apr 07, 2020 at 10:56 AM

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