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Average Salary for Williams Sonoma Incorporated Employees

Employees at Williams Sonoma Incorporated make $64K per year on average. At Williams Sonoma Incorporated, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Williams Sonoma Incorporated typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Williams Sonoma Incorporated
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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.

Key Stats for Williams Sonoma Incorporated


66 %
34 %
$44,295 - $89,358
$49,316 - $130,199
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
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