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Average Hourly Rate for the Pottery Barn Employees

Employees of the Pottery Barn bring in an average of $13.00 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $24.75. Though where you live and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at the Pottery Barn, your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

the Pottery Barn typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Similar companies include:
The Home Depot Inc., 7-Eleven, Inc.
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)
$8.93 - $17.41  
[-]Sales Associate (5)
Hourly Rate$8.93 - $17.41  
[+]Interior Designer (4)
$10.68 - $25.23  
[+]Interior Designer (4)
Hourly Rate$10.68 - $25.23  
[+]Visual Merchandiser (3)
$9.77 - $21.00  
[+]Visual Merchandiser (3)
Hourly Rate$9.77 - $21.00  
 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: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Earning about $17.00 per hour on average, Interior Designers receive the most money, followed by Operations Managers ($16.13), Visual Merchandisers ($14.00), and Sales Associates (approximately $11.00).


Residents of Boston, Mass. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $15.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Huntsville, Ala. ($14.50) and Portland, Ore. ($11.48). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $20.00 per hour.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.00 per hour on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $14.48 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of the Pottery Barn employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $12.00 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

At the Pottery Barn, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at approximately $14.00.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $16.49 per hour. A common skill in the Pottery Barn's work force is Merchandising; close to two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Design, Customer Service, and Sales.


The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only 38 percent at the Pottery Barn enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in four respondents can take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment.

Key Stats for the Pottery Barn


91 %
9 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Hourly Rate
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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