When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $118K per year) can be spotted in Broomfield, Colo.; Boston, Mass. ($87K), the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass. (approximately $85K), and Columbia, S.C. ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($49K) in Englewood, N.J., one of the lowest-paid cities. Staples, Inc. workers in Colorado earn the most — about $89K annually on average.
Principal Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $105K per year — though Operations Managers, Collections Managers, and Retail Store Managers also do fairly well at around $94K, $72K, and $68K, respectively. Earning only $42K on average, Retail Store Assistant Managers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $55K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $56K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Staples, Inc. employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $76K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($113K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt is rewarded with median pay of about $102K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration; Staples, Inc. awards approximately $135K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $69K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; nearly one in seven consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Sales Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Staples, Inc. gives paid vacation to two in five workers and paid sick leave to a third of respondents. Most survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of employees, and the larger part of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Staples, Inc. folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.