The highest average salaries go to Merchandise Planning Managers, who bring in close to about $110K annually, though Buyers are not far behind at approximately $100K along with Senior Graphic Designers (around $81K) and Operations Managers ($71K). Among the lower-paid positions at Williams Sonoma Incorporated are Retail Store Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $55K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn. ($72K), Houston, Texas ($47K), and Austin, Texas (around $47K) are the next top-paying cities. Williams Sonoma Incorporated workers in California earn the most — about $93K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $66K per year. The largest fraction of Williams Sonoma Incorporated people (35 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $83K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Oracle Certified Professional DBAs have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $135K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Graphic Designer is rewarded with median pay of about $81K annually. Williams Sonoma Incorporated compensates Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design-holders the most at $93K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Strategic Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $105K annually. Folks here also tend to know Merchandising; on the survey, slightly less than a fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Merely two-fifths of survey participants at Williams Sonoma Incorporated earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Williams Sonoma Incorporated sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and free drinks.