Upholsterers are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, upholsterers rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 38% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy upholsterers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Energy auditor
3.2
$75k
Grain elevator worker
3.2
$36k
Funeral director
3.2
$49k
Engraver
3.1
$37k
Locksmith
3.1
$47k
Upholsterer
3.1
$37k
Carpenter
3.0
$48k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$38k
Fire inspector
3.0
$65k
Metal caster
3.0
$46k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are upholsterers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do upholsterers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as upholsterers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are upholsterer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are upholsterers making the best use of their abilities?

Are upholsterers happy with their salary?

Upholsterers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.5/5. The majority of upholsterers are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked upholsterers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

37 upholsterers

5 Star
19%

19% of upholsterers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of upholsterers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of upholsterers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of upholsterers rated their compensation 2 stars

Do upholsterers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, upholsterers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.5/5. The majority of upholsterers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked upholsterers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.5 out of 5 stars

37 upholsterers

5 Star
8%

8% of upholsterers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
11%

11% of upholsterers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of upholsterers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
35%

35% of upholsterers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
22%

22% of upholsterers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as upholsterers?

Upholsterers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.5/5. The majority of upholsterers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked upholsterers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

42 upholsterers

5 Star
17%

17% of upholsterers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of upholsterers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
24%

24% of upholsterers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of upholsterers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of upholsterers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an upholsterer’s work environment?

As a whole, upholsterers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.3/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked upholsterers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

42 upholsterers

5 Star
14%

14% of upholsterers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of upholsterers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of upholsterers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of upholsterers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of upholsterers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are upholsterers making the best use of their abilities?

Former upholsterers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.9/5. Upholsterers tend to feel that they don’t manage to use their abilities to their fullest, when compared to other careers.

We asked upholsterers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

42 upholsterers

5 Star
10%

10% of upholsterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
19%

19% of upholsterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of upholsterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of upholsterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of upholsterers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars