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.