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Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

On average, IKEA employees receive $15.40 per hour, not counting the $25.94 for overtime. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at IKEA, but your experience level and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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)
$8.99 - $16.12  
[-]Sales Associate (6)
Hourly Rate$8.99 - $16.12  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (5)
$9.33 - $17.22  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (5)
Hourly Rate$9.33 - $17.22  
[+]Cashier (4)
$7.97 - $12.63  
[+]Cashier (4)
Hourly Rate$7.97 - $12.63  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
$8.65 - $15.40  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
Hourly Rate$8.65 - $15.40  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 98
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The highest average salaries go to Customer Service Supervisors, who bring in close to $21.56, though Kitchen & Bath Designers are not far behind at around $16.40 along with Warehouse Workers ($13.93) and Loss Prevention Agents (approximately $13.03). IKEA hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cashiers ($9.58).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach about $12.85. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (42 percent) have a tenure of five to nine years and bring home $15.59 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $19.55 per hour) can be spotted in Bakersfield; Canton ($17.79), Woodbridge (approximately $17.70), and Tampa ($16.36) are the next top-paying cities. Conshohocken is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $9.58. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is $19.65 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $17.63. Salaries typically rise to about $15.50 per hour for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. IKEA workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $17.61 on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Team Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $20.39. Customer Service is a popular skill in the IKEA workforce; approximately two in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Retail, Design, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

One in three workers receive paid vacation, and only half of workers get 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. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Privileges also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats

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

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