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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees typically bring home $69K annually. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at W.W. Grainger, Inc. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Account Manager (12)
$59,235 - $132,126  
[-]Account Manager (12)
Salary$52,786 - $68,510  
Bonus$1,526 - $28,153  
Commission$6,295 - $52,657  
Profit Disbursement$1,248 - $15,566  
Total Pay$59,235 - $132,126  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (8)
$27,939 - $61,746  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (8)
Salary$21,764 - $51,078  
Bonus$1,790 - $25,046  
Commission$2,037 - $29,155  
Profit Disbursement$460.79 - $4,988  
Total Pay$27,939 - $61,746  
[+]Sales Associate (5)
$24,757 - $59,252  
[+]Sales Associate (5)
Total Pay$24,757 - $59,252  
[+]District Sales Manager (4)
$51,312 - $169,303  
[+]District Sales Manager (4)
Salary$44,685 - $120,337  
Bonus$4,755 - $45,106  
Profit Disbursement$1,589 - $20,143  
Total Pay$51,312 - $169,303  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Nearing the top of the pay scale are District Sales Managers, Senior Financial Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, and Financial Analysts; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $93K, the other salaries come in at $77K, $73K, and about $66K, respectively. Near the bottom at W.W. Grainger, Inc. are Territory Sales Representatives, pulling in just around $31K.


Median pay is highest in Lake Forest ($89K per year), followed by Chicago (approximately $75K), Kansas City ($66K), and Atlanta (around $65K). Philadelphia ranks low on the pay scale — at $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — about $81K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $56K. Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is around $70K per year. For the most part, a representative employee at W.W. Grainger, Inc. has been working for 10-19 years and makes $73K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $95K for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to $78K per year for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. W.W. Grainger, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology are also well compensated, earning approximately $118K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Sales Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $85K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Account Management; nearly one in eight deem it necessary for work. Customer Relationship Management , Project Management, and Account Sales round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-half of workers at W.W. Grainger, Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just a quarter of workers can take sick leave. W.W. Grainger, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and slightly less than a third of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats

29 %
71 %
$45,953 - $86,755
$31,356 - $87,671
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

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