Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

Median pay for IKEA workers sits around $15.59 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $22.17. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for IKEA workers, followed by how long you've been working and geography. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Warehouse Team Leaders are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $21.87 per hour; Customer Service Supervisors, Warehouse Workers, and Loss Prevention Agents also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $21.56, around $13.93, and $13.34, respectively. Cashiers at IKEA do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($11.08 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $14.18 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of IKEA employees (47 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $14.60 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Canton, Mich. (approximately $19.67), New Haven, Conn. ($17.27), and Tempe, Ariz. ($16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Woodbridge, Va. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $13.41, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, IKEA pays its Maryland employees the most; the pay rate there is $19.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $21.00 per hour. IKEA compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at $20.00 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Team Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $21.02 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; approximately one-third deem it necessary for work. Retail, Cash Handling, and Design were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, IKEA gives paid vacation to a sixth of employees and paid sick leave to a quarter of respondents. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; IKEA sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for IKEA


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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