Senior Software Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $125K annually — though Principal Software Engineers, Retail Store Managers, and Retail General Managers also do fairly well at about $107K, $68K, and $61K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $46K, Warehouse Supervisors are among the lowest paid at Staples, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $123K per year) can be spotted in Broomfield, Colo.; Boston, Mass. ($87K), the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass. ($85K), and Columbia, S.C. (about $70K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($49K) in Englewood, N.J., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at around $97K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $58K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K annually on average. The largest slice of the Staples, Inc. workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $76K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $113K annually. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $102K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Staples, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration the most — about $135K.
When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $69K annually. A common skill in Staples, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; roughly one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
Staples, Inc. lets only two-fifths of employees take paid vacation and only a third of employees take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and most employees use it to save for retirement. The larger part of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.