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Upholsterer

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An upholsterer covers furniture frames with padding and fabric or leather to make beds, mattresses, chairs, sofas and the seats of cars, buses and trains.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is usually around £16,000 a year. Experienced upholsterers can earn between £20,000 and £35,000 a year. However if you make it into the expensive specialist markets such as one-offs in luxurious fabrics, then you can earn much more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
305
2 %
FALL
2024
299
  United Kingdom
2019
10198
0.8 %
RISE
2024
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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

With experience and qualifications you may go on to:

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers
Tel: 01494 429340
E-mail: enquiries@upholsterers.co.uk
Website: http://www.upholsterers.co.uk
Twitter: @THE_AMUSF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the.amusf

Furniture Makers' Company
Tel: 020 7256 5558
E-mail: hello@furnituremakers.org.uk
Website: http://www.furnituremakers.org.uk/
Twitter: @FurnitureMkrsCo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/furnituremakerscompany/

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