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Average Salary for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Employees

The median income for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company employees is $56K per year. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company paychecks are largely negotiated based on where you live, though your role at the company and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company typically pays:
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Donnelley, R R & Sons Co, RR Donnelley

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $90K annually) can be spotted in Monroe, Wisc.; Bolingbrook, Ill. (about $85K), Chicago, Ill. ($75K), and New York, N.Y. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $41K) in Austin, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Illinois, where the average salary is $77K per year.


Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $87K annually — though Print Production Managers, Project Managers, and Programmer Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $64K, $64K, and $63K, respectively. Near the bottom at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company are Account Managers, pulling in an average of just $52K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $59K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $51K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company employees (29 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $71K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements earn approximately $133K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of around $103K per year on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company — these employees make the most at $86K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $75K per year. A common skill in R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company's work force is Microsoft Office; around a sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of employees use it to save for retirement. At R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a strong majority of respondents have health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company


37 %
63 %
$35,518 - $74,246
$45,967 - $85,581
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
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