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.