Average Salary for Staples, Inc. Employees

Based in Framingham, Mass.,retail sector player Staples, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Retail General Manager and Principal Software Engineer positions. Staples, Inc. pays its employees $45K per year on average. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Staples, Inc., but your city and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Staples, Inc.
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[-]Sales Associate (23)
$16,096 - $24,402  
[-]Sales Associate (23)
Total Pay$16,096 - $24,402  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (21)
$51,241 - $88,562  
[+]Retail General Manager (GM) (21)
Salary$50,943 - $84,749  
Bonus$0.00 - $11,836  
Total Pay$51,241 - $88,562  
[+]Computer Technician (12)
$16,546 - $28,500  
[+]Computer Technician (12)
Bonus$6.40 - $2,772  
Total Pay$16,546 - $28,500  
[+]Copy Center Specialist (9)
$15,828 - $33,151  
[+]Copy Center Specialist (9)
Bonus$59.82 - $2,037  
Total Pay$15,828 - $33,151  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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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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Typically, Principal Software Engineers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $101K; Software Engineers, Retail Store Managers, and General Store Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $71K, $68K, and $64K, respectively. Earning only around $41K, Account Managers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $110K annually) can be spotted in Broomfield; Boston (about $87K), the company's headquarter city of Framingham ($79K), and Denver ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Dallas at $56K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to approximately $80K per year.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $61K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $54K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns $76K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Black Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $102K. Earning a Sun Certified Java Programmer certification garners significant financial rewards of $95K per year. Staples, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (CS) are also well compensated, earning approximately $108K on average.


Skill-wise, employees who report Customer Relationship Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning around $69K on average. Operations Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one-sixth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

44 percent receive paid vacation, and only 36 percent get sick leave. The greater part of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A fair portion of workers receive health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage. Staples, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Staples, Inc.


36 %
64 %
$39,304 - $72,861
$45,947 - $92,995
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 97 votes.

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