Popular Careers

Career Development

Career development resources for aspiring professionals.

Career Change Center

Career change guides, tutorials and resources for professionals in transition.

Job Search Resources

Job search resources, websites, guides and directories for job seekers.


Career and Education Opportunities for Upholsterers in North Carolina

North Carolina has a population of 9,380,884, which has grown by 16.54% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Tar Heel State," its capital is Raleigh, though its most populous city is Charlotte.

There are currently 8,290 jobs for upholsterers in North Carolina and this is projected to shrink 46% to 4,470 jobs 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%. In general, upholsterers make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

The income of an upholsterer is about $16 per hour or $33,790 annually on average in North Carolina. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $13 per hour or $29,000 per year on average. Upholsterers earn more than people working in the category of Fabric and Leather generally in North Carolina and more than people in the Fabric and Leather category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 5,497,808 jobs in North Carolina. The average annual income was $35,249 in 2008, up from $34,865 the previous year. The unemployment rate in North Carolina was 10.6% in 2009, which has grown by 4.4% since the previous year. About 22.5% of North Carolina residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Carolina include beverage product manufacturing, tobacco manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the City, the Mint Hill Country Doctors Museum, and the Discovery Place & the Charlotteservr IMX DME Thtre.

CITIES WITH Upholsterer OPPORTUNITIES IN North Carolina


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 North Carolina include:

  • Furniture Refinisher. Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Carolina

North Carolina
North Carolina photo by Jan van der Crabben

North Carolina has a population of 9,380,884, which has grown by 16.54% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Tar Heel State," its capital is Raleigh, though its most populous city is Charlotte. In 2008, there were a total of 5,497,808 jobs in North Carolina. The average annual income was $35,249 in 2008, up from $34,865 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Carolina was 10.6% in 2009, which has grown by 4.4% since the previous year. Approximately 22.5% of North Carolina residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Carolina include beverage product manufacturing, tobacco manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Mint Hill Country Doctors Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McGill Rose Garden.