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Average Hourly Rate for IKEA Employees

Employees of IKEA bring in an average of $15.06 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $23.75. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at IKEA, but your role at the company and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

IKEA typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: IKEA
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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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)
$8.86 - $16.43  
[-]Sales Associate (6)
Hourly Rate$8.86 - $16.43  
[+]Cashier (5)
$8.07 - $12.74  
[+]Cashier (5)
Hourly Rate$8.07 - $12.74  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (4)
$9.62 - $18.09  
[+]Loss Prevention Agent (4)
Hourly Rate$9.62 - $18.09  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
$8.68 - $15.88  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (4)
Hourly Rate$8.68 - $15.88  
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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: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $24.80 per hour) can be spotted in College Park, Md.; Atlanta, Ga. ($19.51), San Diego, Calif. ($16.04), and Tempe, Ariz. (around $16.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Conshohocken, Pa.; in fact, at about $9.58 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Maryland take home the most — $21.49 per hour on average.


Earning $22.49 per hour on average, Warehouse Team Leaders receive the most money, followed by Visual Merchandisers (approximately $17.51), Warehouse Workers ($13.93), and Loss Prevention Agents ($13.27). On the lower end are Cashiers at about $10.00 on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $13.94 per hour. The largest fraction of IKEA people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $14.69 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $21.00 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at IKEA have an Associate's Degree, earning $16.04 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Team Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $20.39 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at IKEA is Customer Service; nearly two in five of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Retail, Sales, and Design.

Benefits and Perks

IKEA lets only a third of respondents take paid vacation and only 45 percent take sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At IKEA, a solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. Perks also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats for IKEA


55 %
45 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
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