Average Hourly Rate for Staples, Inc. Employees

Staples, Inc. is a retail firm headquartered in Framingham, Mass. that hires for Sales Associate positions, Inventory Specialist roles, and more. Staples, Inc. offers employees an average of $11.09 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $22.08. Your experience level influences pay for Staples, Inc. workers the most, followed by where you live and your job title. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Staples, Inc. Hourly Rate


Sales Associate
52 profiles

Retail Sales Associate
16 profiles

Inventory Specialist
15 profiles

14 profiles

Operations Supervisor
11 profiles

Computer Technician
8 profiles

Customer Service Supervisor
8 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 283
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Framingham, Massachusetts 01702


Retail, Sporting Goods Stores and Bicycle Shops, Bookstore, Stationery Stores, Jewelry Stores, Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores, Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores, Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores, Luggage and Leather Goods Stores, Sewing, Needlework, and Piece Goods Stores


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Years of Experience

Average pay is $13.02 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Staples, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $10.30 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $19.42 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass.; Seattle, Wash. ($18.50), Ontario, Calif. ($17.27), and Columbia, S.C. (approximately $14.89) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $12.03) is Los Angeles, Calif. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is about $15.75 per hour.


Operations Supervisors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $12.26 per hour; Copy Center Supervisors come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $11.91, while Inventory Specialists and Retail Sales Associates rank near the top as well ($10.52 and around $9.56, respectively). Financial compensation for Cashiers is rather low — on average only approximately $9.15 — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Forklift Licenses earn about $19.65 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Staples, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — $16.00.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $15.25 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Staples, Inc. workforce; the greater part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Retail, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one-seventh of employees. Staples, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of employees use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Staples, Inc. folks also make good use of flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, company store discount, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Staples, Inc.


41 %
59 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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