Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

IKEA workers earn an average of $15.35 per hour normally and $26.36 during overtime hours. IKEA paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though geography and your experience level are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Sales Associate
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Customer Service Team Leader
5 profiles

5 profiles

Customer Service Associate
5 profiles

Visual Merchandiser
5 profiles

Loss Prevention Agent
4 profiles

Warehouse Worker
4 profiles

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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97
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Bringing in the most money are Visual Merchandisers — their earnings average about $23.25 per hour. Warehouse Team Leaders are a close second at $22.01 along with Loss Prevention Agents ($14.94) and Warehouse Workers ($14.48). Near the bottom at IKEA are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just approximately $11.83.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $24.04 per hour) can be spotted in Elizabeth, N.J.; New Haven, Conn. ($21.55), Burbank, Calif. ($18.89), and Baltimore, Md. (around $16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $13.22, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New Jersey, where the average salary is $23.25 per hour.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at IKEA for between five and 10 years earn approximately $15.90 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $14.25 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Forklift Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $21.72 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. IKEA compensates Associate of Arts (AA)-holders the most at around $19.56 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $20.00 per hour. A common skill in IKEA's work force is Customer Service; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Retail, Inventory Control, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

23 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A solid majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for IKEA


46 %
54 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Hourly Rate
$11 - $22

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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