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.