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Career and Education Opportunities for Upholsterers in California

California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its most populous city is Los Angeles.

There are currently 6,800 working upholsterers in California; this should shrink 3% to 6,600 working upholsterers in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for upholsterers are expected to grow by about 6.8%. Upholsterers generally make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

A person working as an upholsterer can expect to earn about $12 hourly or $26,310 yearly on average in California and about $13 per hour or $29,000 per year on average in the U.S. as a whole. Upholsterers earn more than people working in the category of Fabric and Leather generally in California and more than people in the Fabric and Leather category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 the previous year. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Approximately 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist attractions include the Blitzstein Museum of Art, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, and the Berenbaum Group.

CITIES WITH Upholsterer OPPORTUNITIES IN California


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 California 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.
  • Laundry Operator. Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, and carpets.
  • Tailor. Design, make, or fit garments.

LOCATION INFORMATION: California

California
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California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles. In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 in 2007. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist destinations include the American Society of Military History & Museum, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and the Black Maria Art Gallery.