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IKEA to raise starting wages for U.S. employees to $16 per hour

Some hourly wages will start at $17 or $18 depending on location

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IKEA U.S. is raising starting pay for U.S. employees to $16 per hour, with some hourly wages starting at $17 or $18 depending on location. 

The new starting pay, announced Tuesday, will begin January 1 for full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers, bringing the average pay to $20 per hour.

In addition to the starting pay increase, IKEA U.S. is also:

  • Enhancing its benefits package to include a minimum of five weeks of paid time off for all employees, education assistance, back-up child and adult care, and better health care benefits.
  • Providing a majority of U.S. employees the “One IKEA Bonus,” which is a performance-based payout totaling $76 million, in addition to the one-time Ingka global appreciation gift of $17 million to be distributed among all U.S. employees as announced previously, following a strong sales performance in FY21.

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