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Average Salary for Williams Sonoma Incorporated Employees

Williams Sonoma Incorporated generally pays its employees $58K per year. At Williams Sonoma Incorporated, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Williams Sonoma Incorporated typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Williams Sonoma Incorporated
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[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (8)
$22,189 - $51,525  
[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (8)
Salary$29,515 - $55,522  
Bonus$174.75 - $6,567  
Total Pay$22,189 - $51,525  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (5)
$36,688 - $104,489  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (5)
Salary$36,120 - $88,017  
Bonus$889 - $27,837  
Total Pay$36,688 - $104,489  
[+]Retail Store Manager (3)
$26,667 - $67,493  
[+]Retail Store Manager (3)
Salary$35,368 - $77,486  
Bonus$298.63 - $6,574  
Commission$205.15 - $16,481  
Total Pay$26,667 - $67,493  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
$42,637 - $119,273  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
Salary$43,172 - $111,662  
Bonus$1,133 - $16,092  
Total Pay$42,637 - $119,273  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Manufacturing Sourcing Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $102K; Buyers are next on the list, bringing in close to $95K, followed by IT Systems Engineers earning around $95K and Product Managers of e-Commerce making about $93K. Among the lower-paid positions at Williams Sonoma Incorporated are Retail General Managers — typical salaries for this role approach approximately $52K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco; Memphis (approximately $71K), Olive Branch (about $57K), and Rochester ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Austin — at around $47K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where salaries average out at $93K per year.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $60K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (36 percent) have worked in their field for five to nine years and now make $81K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $52K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Williams Sonoma Incorporated have a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, earning approximately $93K per year.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Product Development among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $93K. Merchandising also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Sales Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 44 percent. A strong majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A fair portion of workers report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

68 %
32 %
$33,146 - $89,989
$39,924 - $107,500
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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