Average Hourly Rate for the Pottery Barn Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $22.50), people who work for the Pottery Barn earn a median wage of $14.40 per hour. The Pottery Barn paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level and geography are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Merchandising Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $20.75 per hour; Operations Managers, Visual Merchandising Managers, and Interior Designers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $16.13, about $15.00, and approximately $14.00, respectively. Retail Stock Clerks at the Pottery Barn do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $10.94 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $15.00 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $14.00 per hour.


Residents of Chicago, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $13.75 per hour; other top-paying cities include Orlando, Fla. ($12.00) and Lancaster, Pa. ($10.57). By state, the Pottery Barn employees make the most in New Jersey, earning $21.25 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Interior Designers, who make around $15.75 per hour. The Pottery Barn compensates Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)-holders the most at $21.03 per hour.


Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $19.49 per hour. A common skill in the Pottery Barn's work force is Design; nearly one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Merchandising, Project Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance.

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