When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $86K annually) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Calabasas, Calif. (around $76K), Hickory, N.C. ($65K), and Memphis, Tenn. (about $61K) are the next top-paying cities. At $32K, Bakersfield, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Williams Sonoma Incorporated employee makes $82K per year.
Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $80K annually; Retail Store Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $75K, while Associate Buyers and Retail General Managers rank near the top as well (about $74K and $66K, respectively). Retail Store Assistant Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $43K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $79K per year on average. The largest slice of the Williams Sonoma Incorporated workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $59K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($114K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Graphic Designer is rewarded with median pay of approximately $113K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Williams Sonoma Incorporated pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — about $127K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Inventory Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $72K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Williams Sonoma Incorporated is Customer Service, with just under one in five considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in five workers. A strong majority of respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Williams Sonoma Incorporated sponsors. A strong majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, company store discount, and stock options.