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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees bring home $70K per year on average. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at W.W. Grainger, Inc., but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest paychecks go to Principal Software Engineers, who earn an average approximately $148K annually, closely trailed by District Sales Managers ($93K), Product Managers ($87K), and Industrial Product Sales Representatives (about $65K). W.W. Grainger, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Territory Sales Representatives ($31K on average).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $63K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of W.W. Grainger, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $59K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $78K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Lake Forest, Ill. (approximately $73K), Dallas, Texas ($61K), and Houston, Texas (about $60K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $44K) is Philadelphia, Pa. W.W. Grainger, Inc. workers in Illinois earn the most — $76K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $75K per year for APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements; non-accredited workers make much less. W.W. Grainger, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance — these employees rake in $84K annually.


Employees who count Sales Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $70K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Account Management; just under one in five deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Relationship Management, Account Sales, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and more than a third of workers use it to save for retirement. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. W.W. Grainger, Inc. folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing program, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for W.W. Grainger, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$38,996 - $75,855
$35,235 - $85,305
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
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