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Upholsterer

License required in 10 states

99th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

80th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

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.

Licensing

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.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 California 10 $360 0 0 0 0
2 Rhode Island 10 $180 0 0 0 0
3 New York 10 $150 0 0 0 0
4 Connecticut 10 $75 0 0 0 0
5 Utah 10 $65 0 0 0 0
6 Maryland 10 $50 0 0 0 0
6 Ohio 10 $50 0 0 0 0
6 Pennsylvania 10 $50 0 0 0 0
9 Virginia 10 $25 0 0 0 0
10 West Virginia 10 $10 0 0 0 0