Earning $22.28 per hour on average, Warehouse Team Leaders receive the most money, followed by Visual Merchandisers ($21.88), Forklift Operators ($18.20), and Loss Prevention Agents (about $14.94). Cashiers make an average approximately $11.83, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Baltimore, Md. (approximately $16.00), Austin, Texas (about $15.93), and Atlanta, Ga. ($15.43) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Kent, Wash. — at $14.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays IKEA the most — around $23.25 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $15.52 per hour. The largest fraction of IKEA people (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $14.72 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make approximately $23.57 per hour. The best paid folks at IKEA have an Associate of Arts (AA), earning about $26.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $19.65 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, slightly less than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Inventory Control, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of workers receive paid vacation, and only 29 percent get sick leave. IKEA sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. IKEA folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and supplemental maternity leave.