How Much Weight Can an Office Chair Hold? (With 27 Examples)

Are you trying to find an office chair that fits within a specific weight capacity, but don’t know where to begin? It is a common question of many people that, how much weight an office chair can hold? That’s what I am here for!

On average, an office chair can hold around 250 – 300 lbs of weight. However, big & tall office chairs can hold around 400 – 500 lbs and most office chair that are made for average people can hold about 250 pounds.

Looking for more information? I have included a list of some of the more well-known models and their maximum weight capacity, with some more information about each type of chairs thrown in at the end.

#Office Chair ModelMax Weight Capacity
1SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair275 lbs
2Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair225 lbs
3Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair275 lbs
4ErgoChair 2350 lbs
5Tribesigns T18300 lbs
6AmazonBasics Leather Chair275 lbs
7KERMS Leather chair280 lbs
8Ergousit leather chair260 lbs
9Flash Furniture Mesh Chair280 lbs
10SIDIZ T50 Highly Adjustable Mesh Office Chair250 lbs
11Scurrty Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair280 lbs
12AmazonBasics Classic Leather Chair275 lbs
13Zuri Furniture Gates Genuine Leather395 lbs
14Farelves Task Chair for Home Office330 lbs
15AmazonBasics Task Chair250 lbs
16Gabrylly Ergonomic Task Chair280 lbs
17Staple Hyken Task Chair275 lbs
18Home Office Task Chair250 lbs
19Furmax Mid Back Executive Office Chair300 lbs
20CLATINA Ergonomic Mesh Executive Chair275 lbs
21Perot Genuine Leather Office Chair395 lbs
22CLATINA Big and Tall Upholstered Executive Chair400 lbs
23B2C2B Fabric office chair300 lbs
24Serta Hannah Soft Fabric Office Chair250 lbs
25Clatina Fabric office chair400 lbs
26Serta Ashland Ergonomic fabric Home Office Chair250 lbs
27OFM Fabric Chair250 lbs

How Much Weight Can Ergonomic Office Chairs Hold?

The list above includes Office Chairs of every Category, so I’ve separated them into six separate charts.

The average overall weight capacity for an Ergonomic Office Chair is around 285 pounds. You will find an ergonomic office chair with maximum weight capacity starting from 225 pounds to 350 pounds of maximum weight capacity.

If you are a big person, I would suggest you go for an ergonomic office chair with a higher capacity to support your weight properly.

Ergonomic chairs on the higher weight capacity range are quite durable and stable. Also, they contain all the adjustable features.

You can find cheap Ergonomic office chairs, but they are not that durable and do not have a high weight capacity. So, If you are looking for ergonomic chairs with higher weight capacity they will be a bit expensive.

SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair  275 lbs
Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair225 lbs
Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair275 lbs
ErgoChair 2350 lbs
Tribesigns T18300 lbs

Average Mesh Chair Weight Capacity:

The average overall good mesh chair weight capacity is around 235 lbs. Mesh chairs come in different shapes and sizes, and weight capacity varies from 250 – 350 lbs.

However, the weight capacity obviously differs for different types of mesh chairs. Most mesh chairs are not built to carry weight over 300 or 400 pounds. They are usually for people with average size and weight. 

Mesh chairs are usually not for big and tall guys. But there are some options that will suit them as well like the Ergo chair 2. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds which is enough for most people unless they are over 350 pounds.

Mesh Chair NameWeight Capacity
SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair275 lbs
Hbada Ergonomic Office Chair225 lbs
Flush Furniture Mesh Chair280 lbs
ErgoChair 2350 lbs
Scurrty Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair280 lbs
SIDIZ T50 Highly Adjustable Mesh Office Chair250 lbs

If you spend hours working on your computer like me, then you should make an investment in a good chair, which will support your lower back and prevent any other injury from happening. A good chair is usually expected to last for 10-15 years.

You will get a good idea of the maximum weight capacity of a mesh chair from the chart above. And you can see if the weight capacity is according to your requirement or not. 

Average Leather Chair Weight Capacity:

The average overall leather chair weight capacity is around 295 lbs. The leather chair has more weight capacity than most of the chairs, and it varies from 250 – 400 lbs.

Choosing the right Chair is very dull and frustrating, especially when you start to look for a leather chair. After researching a lot of leather chairs, I found a good leather chair with various different weight capacities.

There are a lot of aspects you need to consider before buying a leather chair and weight capacity is one of them. However, the material quality of the leather is also an important aspect to look for while buying a leather chair.

Most of the leather chairs come with bonded leather and PU leather. Bonded leather is a very common leather material that manufacturers mostly use.

 If you would like to know more about the leather material of a chair. You can check this article.

Leather Chair NameWeight Capacity
AmazonBasics Leather Chair275 lbs
KERMS Leather chair280 lbs
Ergousit Leather chair260 lbs
AmazonBasics Classic Leather Chair275 lbs
Zuri Furniture Gates Genuine Leather395 lbs

You can check the chart above, where I listed some of the leather chairs and their maximum weight capacities. You will get a good idea from it. Some of the big manufacturers are making leather chairs, which cost a bit more than average leather chairs. 

The leather chairs with higher weight capacity are actually better in terms of build quality. If you are a big and tall guy, you can go for the Zuri Furniture Gates Genuine Leather. In the above list, this one has the highest weight capacity which is 395 pounds.

Average Task Chair Weight Capacity:

The average overall Task chair weight capacity is around 270 lbs. Task chairs are mainly used for official purposes, meetings, and workspaces.

You will get to see the task chair on most of the office workspace. Task chair comes at a cheaper rate because these chairs provide less functionality than any of the chairs in this article.

Task chairs are like most of the standard chairs with adjustable height features and a little bit of lumbar support because they are meant to be used for long hours. It also has a good weight capacity.

As task chairs have different types of use cases. While you are purchasing this chair for your employees you would want to consider a common weight capacity for this chair. I would recommend around 270 lbs.

Task Chair ModelWeight Capacity
Farelves Task Chair for Home Office330 lbs
AmazonBasics Task Chair250 lbs
Gabrylly Ergonomic Task Chair280 lbs
Staple Hyken Task Chair275 lbs
Home Office Task Chair250 lbs

You will get an average weight capacity idea about task chairs from the list above. 

Average Executive Chair Weight Capacity:

On an average overall weight capacity for an Executive Office Chair is around 350 lbs. You will find an Executive office chair starting from as low as 250 lbs and even as high as 400 lbs.

Executive office chair has a higher weight capacity. They are decent, stylish, and durable than most of the chairs and of course they have a higher price tag.

If you check out our chair weight capacity table below, you will have a good idea about executive office chairs’ weight capacity.

Executive Chair ModelWeight Capacity
Furmax Mid Back Executive Office Chair300 Lbs
CLATINA Ergonomic Mesh Executive Chair275 Lbs
Perot Genuine Leather Office Chair395 lbs
CLATINA Big and Tall Upholstered Executive Chair400 lbs
Zuri Furniture Gates Genuine Leather395 lbs

Average Fabric Chair Weight Capacity:

On average price for a Fabric  Office Chair is around 280 lbs. You will find a fabric office chair starting from as low as 250 lbs up to 400 lbs. 

Some of the fabric office chairs on this list have reasonably higher maximum weight capacity than an average office chair.

If you want a good and big fabric office chair, then I would suggest you should look into the Clatina Fabric office chair. This chair has a weight capacity of 400 lbs which is really insane. 

The weight capacity of fabric chairs will obviously be different for different models. The chart below can provide you with an idea about the maximum weight capacity of some available fabric office chairs in the market:

Fabric Chair ModelWeight Capacity
B2C2B Fabric office chair300 lbs
Serta Hannah Soft Fabric Office Chair250 lbs
Clatina Fabric office chair400 lbs
Serta Ashland Ergonomic fabric Home Office Chair250 lbs
OFM Fabric Chair250 lbs

Related Questions

How much weight can plastic chairs hold?

On average, good quality plastic chairs in the market are capable of holding 300-400 lbs easily. However, some plastic chairs with robust build quality can can hold up to 650 lbs

Here is a list of a few popular plastic chair and their weight capacity:

Plastic ChairsWeight Capacity
Amazon Basics Premium PlasticDining Chair300 lbs
Flash Furniture Hercules Series Plastic Folding Chair650 lbs
STOOG Plastic Rocking Chair400 lbs

How much weight can metal chairs hold?

On average, metal chairs in the market can hold around 200-300 pounds depending on their build quality. Also, most metal chairs with thin frame can hold up to 100 – 150 pounds whereas metal chairs with robust metal frames can hold 300 – 350 pounds

Here is a list of a few popular plastic chair and their weight capacity:

Metal ChairsWeight Capacity
Metal Dining Chair (Thin Frame)150 lbs
Furmax Metal Dining Chair330 lbs
Sunjoy Group Stackable Metal Cafe Chair220 lbs

How much weight can folding chairs hold?

On average, folding chairs can hold 250 – 400 pounds. Depending on the type of materials, the weight capacity can vary. For example, a decent wooden folding chair can hold more weight than plastic folding chairs.

Here is a list of a few popular plastic chair and their weight capacity:

Folding ChairsWeight Capacity
Cosco Black, Steel Folding Chair250 lbs
Techcare Heavy Duty Outdoor Folding Chair400 lbs
Amazon Basics Folding Plastic Chair350 lbs

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Sifatul Shohan

Hi, I'm the co-owner of officechairtrends.com. A blogger and a freelance web developer.  As I work as developer, I have to work for prolonged hours at a desk that's where I developed back pain. I started researching on ergonomic chairs and gained knowledge throughout the process.  This is the site where I share everything I've learned about office chairs.