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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. pays its employees $44K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Staples, Inc. fluctuate depending on your job title; geography and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Staples, Inc. typically pays:
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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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Earning $125K annually on average, Senior Software Engineers receive the most money, followed by Principal Software Engineers ($107K), Retail Store Managers (approximately $68K), and Retail General Managers (about $61K). Financial compensation for Warehouse Supervisors is rather low — on average only around $46K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K 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. (around $70K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Englewood, N.J. — at $49K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to about $97K annually.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Staples, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn about $58K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Staples, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $76K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn $113K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $102K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Staples, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $135K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $69K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in six of Staples, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Staples, Inc. gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of employees and sick leave to one in three survey participants. Most respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The larger part of survey participants report having health insurance, and the larger part of respondents report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Staples, Inc.


34 %
66 %
$39,567 - $76,321
$45,516 - $94,318
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 99 votes.
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