Upholsterers make, repair or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles. This report looks at what is required to run one’s own upholstery business only.
Ten states require upholsterers to obtain a license to work. The only requirement is payment of a fee, which ranges from $10 in West Virginia to $360 in California. On average, states charge $102—the 99th most burdensome requirements. However, because 10 states license upholsterers, upholsterer ranks as the 80th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.
|Burden Rank||State||States Licensed||Fees||Estimated Calendar Days Lost||Education||Experience||Exams||Minimum Grade||Minimum Age|
|10||West Virginia||10||$10 *||0||0||0||0|