Average Salary for Staples, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Staples, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Retail General Manager to Principal Software Engineer. Staples, Inc. employees bring home $43K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Staples, Inc. fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; geography and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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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Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average around $125K annually. Principal Software Engineers are a close second at $106K along with Retail Store Managers ($74K) and Strategic Account Managers (approximately $60K). On the lower end are Junior Graphic Designers at $41K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $123K per year) can be spotted in Broomfield, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass. ($83K), Boston, Mass. (approximately $79K), and Columbia, S.C. (around $70K) are the next top-paying cities. At $49K, Englewood, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $98K annually) in Colorado.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $56K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Staples, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $59K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $74K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ITIL Leaders receive bigger paychecks (around $125K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $113K per year on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Staples, Inc. — these employees make the most at $116K annually.


Employees who count Data Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $68K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of workers have paid vacation, and only about a third of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A large number of workers report contributing to a 401(k). For a majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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$38,459 - $75,727
$45,285 - $94,015

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Rated 4 out of 5
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