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 DoUpholsterers 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.
States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations
More Burdensome Less BurdensomBased on data released in November 2017
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