The highest average salaries go to Warehouse Team Leaders, who bring in close to $21.87 per hour, though Visual Merchandisers are not far behind at $17.51 along with Warehouse Workers (approximately $13.93) and Loss Prevention Agents (about $13.34). Cashiers make an average around $10.00, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.80 per hour) can be spotted in College Park, Md.; New Haven, Conn. ($17.27), San Diego, Calif. ($16.04), and Tempe, Ariz. (about $16.00) are the next top-paying cities. Conshohocken, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $13.63. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays IKEA the most — around $21.49 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at IKEA for between five and 10 years earn $13.83 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of IKEA employees (46 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $14.93 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $21.00 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $13.14 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Team Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $21.02 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; more than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Retail, Design, and Cash Handling.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; IKEA gives paid vacation days to one in four employees and sick leave to two in five workers. IKEA helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Other privileges include flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.