Bringing in the most money are Senior Software Engineers — their earnings average around $125K annually. Principal Software Engineers are a close second at $106K along with Retail Store Managers ($74K) and Strategic Account Managers (approximately $60K). On the lower end are Junior Graphic Designers at $41K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $123K per year) can be spotted in Broomfield, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Framingham, Mass. ($83K), Boston, Mass. (approximately $79K), and Columbia, S.C. (around $70K) are the next top-paying cities. At $49K, Englewood, N.J. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $98K annually) in Colorado.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $56K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Staples, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $59K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $74K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders receive bigger paychecks (around $125K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of about $113K per year on average. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at Staples, Inc. — these employees make the most at $116K annually.
Employees who count Data Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $68K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
Two-fifths of workers have paid vacation, and only about a third of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A large number of workers report contributing to a 401(k). For a majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.