Average Hourly Rate for the Pottery Barn Employees

The Pottery Barn workers report earning an average of $12.14 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $25.83. Though geography and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at the Pottery Barn, your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

the Pottery Barn typically pays:
above market
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above market
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Employer: the Pottery Barn
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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.
[-]Sales Associate (5)
$8.88 - $17.41  
[-]Sales Associate (5)
Hourly Rate$8.88 - $17.41  
[+]Visual Merchandiser (4)
$10.37 - $22.00  
[+]Visual Merchandiser (4)
Hourly Rate$10.37 - $22.00  
[+]Interior Designer (3)
$11.33 - $26.56  
[+]Interior Designer (3)
Hourly Rate$11.33 - $26.56  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
United States (change)


Interior Designers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $17.30 — though Visual Merchandisers and Sales Associates also do fairly well at around $16.00 and $11.00, respectively.


Residents of Boston pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $15.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Huntsville (approximately $14.50) and Portland ($11.48). The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at $20.00 per hour.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at the Pottery Barn for between five and ten years earn $12.00 on average. The largest fraction of the Pottery Barn people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $14.48 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor's Degree at the Pottery Barn come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $12.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Sales in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $18.50. Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly two in five of the Pottery Barn's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Customer Service, Merchandising, and Customer Relations.


The number of female employees outweighs the number of men; the Pottery Barn has a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; the Pottery Barn gives paid vacation days to 44 percent and sick leave to a third of workers. Most workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At the Pottery Barn, a majority of workers have health insurance, and more than half of workers have dental coverage. The Pottery Barn folks also make good use of a casual working environment and life insurance.

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Key Stats for the Pottery Barn


90 %
10 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Hourly Rate
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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