Average Hourly Rate for Staples, Inc. Employees

Staples, Inc. is a retail firm headquartered in Framingham, Mass. that hires for Sales Associate positions, Cashier roles, and more. The average pay for Staples, Inc. employees is $10.96 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $21.00. For the most part, employee paychecks at Staples, Inc. fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; where you live and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

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

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $12.71 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Staples, Inc. workforce (58 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $10.07 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $16.48 per hour) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Columbia, S.C. ($15.95), Los Angeles, Calif. ($13.99), and Dallas, Texas ($13.25) are the next top-paying cities. Henderson, Nev. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $10.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Massachusetts, where pay average out at $15.62 per hour.


Earning about $12.10 per hour on average, Operations Supervisors receive the most money, followed by Copy Center Supervisors ($11.91), Customer Service Supervisors (around $11.56), and Inventory Specialists ($10.13). On the lower end are Sales Associates at about $8.96 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Forklift Licenses, who make $20.00 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Staples, Inc. — these employees make the most at $16.00 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Sales seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $11.26 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Staples, Inc. is Customer Service, with more than half considering it a key competency. Retail, Cash Handling, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Staples, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; a fifth of survey participants get paid vacation days, and an eighth of survey participants receive paid sick leave. A majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For the larger part of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, a stock purchase plan, 401(a), and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Staples, Inc.


41 %
59 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Hourly Rate
$9 - $13
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 110 votes.

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