When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $105K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. ($91K), Memphis, Tenn. ($70K), and Las Vegas, Nev. (approximately $52K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $47K) in Austin, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to $92K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Merchandise Planning Managers, who bring in close to $110K per year, though Buyers are not far behind at $97K along with Operations Managers (around $71K) and Associate Buyers (approximately $64K). Retail Store Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $55K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Williams Sonoma Incorporated folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $90K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $135K annually for Oracle Certified Professional DBAs, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Graphic Designers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $81K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design make the most here, hauling in $93K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Strategic Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $105K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Merchandising; roughly one in six consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Williams Sonoma Incorporated gives paid vacation to two in five respondents and paid sick leave to a third of employees. To plan for old age, almost all employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Williams Sonoma Incorporated are a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and free drinks.