The highest average salaries go to Warehouse Team Leaders, who bring in close to around $21.87 per hour, though Visual Merchandisers are not far behind at $17.51 along with Warehouse Workers ($13.93) and Loss Prevention Agents (approximately $13.27). Financial compensation for Cashiers is rather low — on average only about $10.00 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.67 per hour) can be spotted in Canton, Mich.; San Diego, Calif. (around $16.04), Tempe, Ariz. ($16.00), and Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $15.24) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Conshohocken, Pa. — at about $9.58, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Maryland offers the highest pay at $21.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $13.94 per hour. Overall, the greater share of IKEA folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $14.93 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $21.00 per hour. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at IKEA — these employees make the most at approximately $16.04 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 $20.69 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; around two in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Retail, Sales, and Design are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at IKEA; the company rewards only 30 percent with paid vacation time and only 42 percent with sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of respondents, and a fair number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. IKEA folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.