Drapery and Upholstery Estimator

Estimate costs in making and installing household accessories.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drapery and Upholstery Estimators do?

Estimates price of making and installing household accessories, such as draperies, slipcovers, window shades, and furniture upholstery: Computes cost of fabric and hardware, according to measurements, work specifications, and type of fabric to be used, using calculator. Itemizes cost of labor in making and installing goods. Records total price on sales check or contract. May contact customer to obtain additional information about order. May confer with ARCHITECTS and interior decorators to obtain additional information when computing estimates for commercial orders. May take measurements for draperies, upholstery, slip covers, or shades in customer’s home [DRAPERY AND UPHOLSTERY MEASURER]. May specialize in estimating price of specific type of household accessory and be designated Drapery Estimator; Upholstery Estimator.

Should I be a Drapery and Upholstery Estimator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Slip-Cover Estimator, Window-Shade Estimator

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