Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $23.37), people who work for IKEA earn a median wage of $15.29 per hour. IKEA paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning approximately $21.87 per hour on average, Warehouse Team Leaders receive the most money, followed by Visual Merchandisers ($17.51), Warehouse Workers (around $13.93), and Loss Prevention Agents ($13.51). Earning only $10.00 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at IKEA for between five and 10 years earn about $13.83 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of IKEA folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $15.21 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $17.27 per hour) can be spotted in New Haven, Conn.; Tampa, Fla. ($16.36), San Diego, Calif. ($16.04), and Tempe, Ariz. (about $16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $14.10) is Bakersfield, Calif. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Maryland, where they average to approximately $21.49 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications receive bigger paychecks (around $21.00 per hour) than those without credentials. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $13.14 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Team Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $21.02 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; over a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Retail, Design, and Cash Handling round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

One in four employees receive paid vacation, and only 35 percent get sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of employees get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for IKEA


53 %
47 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $18
Hourly Rate
$10 - $20

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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