Average Salary for W.W. Grainger, Inc. Employees

Compensation for W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees is around $68K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees is your job title, though your experience level and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bringing in the most money are Finance Managers — their earnings average $96K annually. Business Systems Analysts are a close second at around $94K along with Sales Account Managers ($70K) and Reporting Analysts (about $66K). Near the bottom at W.W. Grainger, Inc. are Sales and Service Consultants, pulling in an average of just $44K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $75K per year. The largest slice of the W.W. Grainger, Inc. workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $63K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $90K per year) can be spotted in Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($88K), Concord, Calif. ($74K), and Knoxville, Tenn. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Janesville, Wisc. — at approximately $60K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at about $85K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $123K per year. Certified ITIL Leaders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $120K annually. At W.W. Grainger, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing receive the highest salaries at $115K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $76K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at W.W. Grainger, Inc. is Account Management, with around one in six considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office as well.

Benefits and Perks

Close to one-half set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all employees receive health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage. W.W. Grainger, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, profit sharing program, and tuition reimbursement.

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$41,459 - $94,812
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
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