When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K per year) can be spotted in Broomfield, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass. (about $85K), Boston, Mass. (approximately $81K), and Columbia, S.C. ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $46K) is Columbus, Ohio. By state, Staples, Inc. employees make the most in Colorado, earning $98K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Senior Software Engineers, who bring in close to $110K per year, though Principal Software Engineers are not far behind at around $106K along with General Store Managers ($63K) and Retail General Managers (approximately $58K). Junior Graphic Designers make an average about $41K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $55K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $59K per year. The largest fraction of Staples, Inc. people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $75K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $113K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified ITIL Leaders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $100K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in $116K per year.
When it comes to skills, Data Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $68K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Only 38 percent at Staples, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 31 percent can take sick leave. A large number of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.