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Average Salary for Williams Sonoma Incorporated Employees

Williams Sonoma Incorporated pays its employees $63K per year on average. Williams Sonoma Incorporated paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Williams Sonoma Incorporated typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Williams Sonoma Incorporated
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (8)
$22,768 - $53,048  
[-]Retail Store Assistant Manager (8)
Salary$27,479 - $56,625  
Bonus$173.87 - $8,304  
Total Pay$22,768 - $53,048  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (6)
$41,912 - $116,285  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (6)
Salary$40,032 - $101,519  
Bonus$670 - $30,571  
Total Pay$41,912 - $116,285  
[+]Retail Assistant Manager (3)
$20,149 - $50,408  
[+]Retail Assistant Manager (3)
Total Pay$20,149 - $50,408  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
$43,116 - $120,170  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
Salary$42,047 - $106,702  
Bonus$1,137 - $16,263  
Total Pay$43,116 - $120,170  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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Merchandise Planning Managers earn the highest median pay at $110K annually, followed by Product Managers of e-Commerce ($91K), Operations Managers (around $71K), and Associate Buyers (approximately $64K). Financial compensation for Retail Store Assistant Managers is rather low — on average only about $42K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($92K per year) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn. (approximately $72K), Houston, Texas (around $47K), and Austin, Texas ($47K) are the next top-paying cities. Williams Sonoma Incorporated workers in California earn the most — $93K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $67K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Williams Sonoma Incorporated employees (34 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $85K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Oracle Certified Professional DBAs are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $135K per year. On average, salaries rise to $52K annually for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design make the most here, hauling in about $93K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Adobe Illustrator; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $79K annually. Merchandising is regularly seen around here; approximately one-sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just two in five respondents. A large number of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. Williams Sonoma Incorporated employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and free drinks.

Key Stats for Williams Sonoma Incorporated


64 %
36 %
$43,705 - $87,919
$49,493 - $123,750
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
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