Upholsterers

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Total Workforce

24.3k

Average Age

44.8

Average Salary

$32,709

Average Male Salary

$35,109

Average Female Salary

$23,840

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 Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Upholsterers are paid most in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$32,709

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,844

In 2018, Upholsterers earned an average of $32,709, $21,180 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Small engine mechanics make somewhat more than Upholsterers while Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks 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

0.264

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Upholsterers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

24.3k

2018 Workforce

± 3,828

-0.897%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 22.4%

The number of people employed as Upholsterers has been declining at a rate of -0.897%, from 24,531 people in 2017 to 24,311 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Upholsterers employed by various industries. Furniture & related product manufacturing employs the largest share of Upholsterers at  38.5%, followed by Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores  with 21.2% and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Upholsterers in the US. The average age of male Upholsterers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Upholsterers is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Upholsterers is White.

Gender Composition

19.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,396

5.18k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,767

78.7% 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

  2. Other

  3. Black

76.4% of Upholsterers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.5% of Upholsterers, Other 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

45.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.57

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.53

The median age of Upholsterers is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 3.8 years older 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 false 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.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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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 Time Management. 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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