Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

IKEA workers earn an average of $15.47 per hour normally and $24.15 during overtime hours. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for IKEA workers, followed by geography and how long you've been working. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Earning $22.28 per hour on average, Warehouse Team Leaders receive the most money, followed by Visual Merchandisers ($21.88), Forklift Operators ($18.20), and Loss Prevention Agents (about $14.94). Cashiers make an average approximately $11.83, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $20.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Baltimore, Md. (approximately $16.00), Austin, Texas (about $15.93), and Atlanta, Ga. ($15.43) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Kent, Wash. — at $14.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays IKEA the most — around $23.25 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $15.52 per hour. The largest fraction of IKEA people (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $14.72 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make approximately $23.57 per hour. The best paid folks at IKEA have an Associate of Arts (AA), earning about $26.00 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $19.65 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, slightly less than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Inventory Control, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A fifth of workers receive paid vacation, and only 29 percent get sick leave. IKEA sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. IKEA folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and supplemental maternity leave.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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