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Career and Education Opportunities for Upholsterers in Alabama

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its biggest city is Birmingham.

The national trend for upholsterers sees this job pool growing by about 6.8% over the next eight years. In general, upholsterers make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

Upholsterers earn approximately $10 hourly or $22,260 yearly on average in Alabama. Nationally they average about $13 per hour or $29,000 annually. Upholsterers earn more than people working in the category of Fabric and Leather generally in Alabama and more than people in the Fabric and Leather category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Alan's Discount Music, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and the Samuel Ullman Museum.

CITIES WITH Upholsterer OPPORTUNITIES IN Alabama


JOB DESCRIPTION: Upholsterer

Upholsterer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, upholsterers make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

Every day, upholsterers are expected to be able to control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail. They need to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Alabama include:

  • Furniture Refinisher. Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
  • Garment Patternmaker. Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Alabama

Alabama
Alabama photo by Melinda Shelton

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.