Earning around $108K per year on average, Marketing Managers receive the most money, followed by Human Resources Generalists ($68K), Compliance Specialists ($64K), and Industrial Engineers ($56K). Among the lower-paid positions at Crate and Barrel are Operations Managers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $49K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $81K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northbrook, Ill.; Naperville, Ill. ($68K), Chicago, Ill. ($65K), and Cranbury, N.J. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Boston, Mass. — at around $51K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Crate and Barrel employees make the most in New York, earning about $83K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $55K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $63K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $64K annually. Becoming a Lean Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make $56K on average. The best paid folks at Crate and Barrel have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning around $92K per year.
When it comes to skills, Marketing Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $97K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Training, and Merchandising.
Benefits and Perks
Half of respondents have paid vacation, and only about two-fifths of employees can take paid time off for illness. A large number of employees save for retirement through Crate and Barrel's 401(k) plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and a company cell phone.