Average Salary for Williams Sonoma Incorporated Employees

The average Williams Sonoma Incorporated employee earns $59K per year. Your role at the company influences pay for Williams Sonoma Incorporated workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Williams Sonoma Incorporated typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Williams Sonoma Incorporated
Average Salary 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.
[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (7)
$21,660 - $53,669  
[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (7)
Salary$28,701 - $56,167  
Bonus$121.92 - $5,927  
Total Pay$21,660 - $53,669  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (6)
$38,137 - $104,441  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (6)
Salary$36,527 - $98,277  
Bonus$654 - $12,784  
Total Pay$38,137 - $104,441  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
$42,643 - $120,343  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
Salary$42,033 - $108,309  
Bonus$1,332 - $26,163  
Total Pay$42,643 - $120,343  
[+]Retail Assistant Manager (3)
$19,857 - $50,724  
[+]Retail Assistant Manager (3)
Total Pay$19,857 - $50,724  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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About This Company

Williams-Sonoma Inc

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Manufacturing Sourcing Managers earn the highest median pay at around $102K, followed by Buyers ($95K), IT Systems Engineers (approximately $95K), and Product Managers of e-Commerce ($93K). Financial compensation for Retail General Managers is rather low — only about $52K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($91K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco; Memphis ($71K), Olive Branch (around $57K), and Rochester (about $50K) are the next top-paying cities. Austin ranks low on the pay scale — at $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at approximately $92K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $61K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $85K. The largest fraction of Williams Sonoma Incorporated people (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $94K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $52K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Williams Sonoma Incorporated, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design receive the highest salaries at about $93K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $93K. Folks here also tend to know Sales Management; on the survey, around a sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Customer Service, Merchandising, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Just 42 percent receive paid time off. A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Williams Sonoma Incorporated sponsors. A solid majority of workers receive health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Williams Sonoma Incorporated


68 %
32 %
$38,783 - $89,989
$39,924 - $107,500
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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