Retail Area Managers earn the highest median pay at $113K per year, followed by Marketing Managers ($108K), Retail Store Managers (approximately $72K), and Human Resources Generalists (around $67K). Near the bottom at Crate and Barrel are Operations Managers, pulling in an average of just about $49K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $65K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $50K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Crate and Barrel employees (31 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $68K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $72K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northbrook, Ill.; Naperville, Ill. (around $66K), Chicago, Ill. ($65K), and Boston, Mass. ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. Seattle, Wash. ranks low on the pay scale — at $43K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Crate and Barrel employee makes around $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $64K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Crate and Barrel awards $100K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Sales Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $105K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Operations Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Crate and Barrel can sometimes lack paid time off; 43 percent get paid vacation days, and a third of respondents receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of respondents, and for a fair number of employees, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.