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Average Salary for Staples, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Framingham, Massachusetts, retail company Staples, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Retail General Manager to Retail Store Manager. The average employee at Staples, Inc. takes home $46K annually. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Staples, Inc., but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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[-]Retail General Manager (GM) (20)
$51,114 - $88,722  
[-]Retail General Manager (GM) (20)
Salary$50,762 - $84,320  
Bonus$0.00 - $11,745  
Total Pay$51,114 - $88,722  
[+]Sales Associate (20)
$15,975 - $24,859  
[+]Sales Associate (20)
Total Pay$15,975 - $24,859  
[+]Computer Technician (13)
$16,615 - $28,234  
[+]Computer Technician (13)
Bonus$9.52 - $5,250  
Total Pay$16,615 - $28,234  
[+]Copy Center Specialist (10)
$16,676 - $25,826  
[+]Copy Center Specialist (10)
Bonus$60.03 - $2,113  
Total Pay$16,676 - $25,826  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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Staples, Inc. Details


Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

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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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Earning around $125K on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Principal Software Engineers (approximately $102K), Retail Store Managers ($75K), and Retail General Managers ($60K). Financial compensation for Account Managers is rather low — only about $42K — relative to the rest of the company.


Median pay is highest in Broomfield ($88K per year), followed by Boston ($87K), the company's headquarter city of Framingham (about $76K), and Denver ($70K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $53K) is Columbia. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to $79K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $55K. Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $61K. By and large, the biggest segment of Staples, Inc.'s workforce (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home $77K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $102K for Certified Six Sigma Black Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people typically earn around $98K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in about $125K per year.


Skill-wise, employees who report Sales as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $69K on average. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; nearly one in six consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

43 percent receive paid vacation, and only 37 percent get sick leave. The greater part of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Vacation Weeks
1.9 Weeks
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Popular Perks
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Key Stats



37 %

female alumni


63 %

male alumni
$39,639 - $72,589
$45,308 - $93,401

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

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