Upholsterers

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2019 Workforce
25.6k
Average Age
46.3
Estimated Job Growth
−3.69%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$37,090
Average Male Salary
$38,618
Average Female Salary
$28,834

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Upholsterers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Furniture & related product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Upholsterers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Upholsterers, by average wage, is Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores . Upholsterers are paid most in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,090
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,134

In 2019, Upholsterers earned an average of $37,090, $18,434 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive make somewhat more than Upholsterers while Photographers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Upholsterers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.283
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Upholsterers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.283, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Upholsterers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Upholsterers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Upholsterers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

25.6k
2019 Workforce
± 3,929
5.36%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.9%

The number of people employed as Upholsterers has been growing at a rate of 5.36%, from 24,311 people in 2018 to 25,613 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Upholsterers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Upholsterers at  31.1%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 24.1% and Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores  with 13.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Upholsterers in the US. The average age of male Upholsterers in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Upholsterers is 48.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Upholsterers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,609
4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,553

84.4% of Upholsterers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Upholsterers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Upholsterers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

53.5% of Upholsterers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.4% of Upholsterers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Upholsterers.

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Age by Gender

45.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.32
48.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.4

The median age of Upholsterers is 46.3, and Male employees are generally 2.99 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Upholsterers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Upholsterers is Business but a relatively high number of Upholsterers hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Upholsterers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Upholsterers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Upholsterers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Upholsterers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Upholsterers are expected to see a growth of −3.69% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−3.69%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Upholsterers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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