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

An average W.W. Grainger, Inc. employee can expect to make $70K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though where you live and your experience level play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Senior Financial Analysts earn the highest median pay at $77K annually, followed by Account Managers ($61K), Security Analysts ($61K), and Operations Managers (about $58K). Among the lower-paid positions at W.W. Grainger, Inc. are Territory Sales Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches around $31K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $81K per year) can be spotted in Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($76K), Buffalo Grove, Ill. ($63K), and Dallas, Texas ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $44K) is Philadelphia, Pa. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays W.W. Grainger, Inc. the most — about $75K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $64K 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 $62K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements receive bigger paychecks ($75K per year) than those without credentials. W.W. Grainger, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance — these employees rake in about $84K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Sales Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $69K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Account Management; a little less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

More than a third of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of survey participants. Some other advantages of working at W.W. Grainger, Inc. are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, profit sharing program, tuition reimbursement, and company car / automobile.

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Key Stats for W.W. Grainger, Inc.


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$40,190 - $74,551
$35,479 - $83,311
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

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