Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

IKEA offers employees an average of $15.40 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $25.94. For the most part, employee paychecks at IKEA fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

IKEA typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Employer: IKEA
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Sales Associate (6)
$8.86 - $15.79  
[-]Sales Associate (6)
Hourly Rate$8.86 - $15.79  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (5)
$9.20 - $17.54  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (5)
Hourly Rate$9.20 - $17.54  
[+]Cashier (4)
$7.96 - $12.77  
[+]Cashier (4)
Hourly Rate$7.96 - $12.77  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
$8.70 - $15.58  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
Hourly Rate$8.70 - $15.58  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Typically, Customer Service Supervisors are the best paid with salaries hovering at $21.56; Kitchen & Bath Designers, Warehouse Workers, and Loss Prevention Agents also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $16.40, $13.93, and approximately $13.03, respectively. On the lower end are Cashiers at about $9.58.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $12.85. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of IKEA employees (42 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn about $15.59 per hour.


Median pay is highest in Bakersfield (around $19.55 per hour), followed by Canton ($17.79), Woodbridge ($17.70), and Tampa ($16.36). Conshohocken is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $9.58. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Florida, where the average IKEA employee makes $19.65 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $17.63 and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ServSafe Food Handler is rewarded at around $15.50 per hour. IKEA workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $17.61 on average.


Employees who count Team Leadership among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $20.39. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; roughly two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Retail, Design, and Customer Relations were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of workers receiving paid vacation and about one-half of workers receiving sick leave. 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. IKEA provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats for IKEA


57 %
43 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

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