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

The typical salary at W.W. Grainger, Inc. is $68K per year. Though your city and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at W.W. Grainger, Inc., what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

W.W. Grainger, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
at market
Employer: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Account Manager (15)
$61,996 - $128,996  
[-]Account Manager (15)
Salary$53,258 - $67,484  
Bonus$1,014 - $39,453  
Commission$5,108 - $59,034  
Profit Disbursement$904 - $12,880  
Total Pay$61,996 - $128,996  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (8)
$26,722 - $63,607  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (8)
Salary$21,062 - $49,180  
Bonus$1,611 - $25,460  
Commission$2,120 - $25,296  
Profit Disbursement$588 - $6,405  
Total Pay$26,722 - $63,607  
[+]Sales Associate (6)
$26,206 - $65,054  
[+]Sales Associate (6)
Total Pay$26,206 - $65,054  
[+]District Sales Manager (4)
$50,763 - $169,390  
[+]District Sales Manager (4)
Salary$44,887 - $120,537  
Bonus$4,731 - $47,311  
Profit Disbursement$1,681 - $19,892  
Total Pay$50,763 - $169,390  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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About This Company

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District Sales Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $93K; Senior Financial Analysts come in second with typical earnings amounting to $77K, while Business Systems Analysts and Account Managers rank near the top as well (approximately $73K and about $61K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at W.W. Grainger, Inc. are Territory Sales Representatives — typical salaries for this role approach $31K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $93K annually) can be spotted in Green Bay; Lake Forest ($89K), Chicago ($75K), and Kansas City ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. Janesville is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $48K. By state, Illinois offers the highest pay at about $86K per year.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $56K. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $66K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn around $73K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts receive bigger paychecks (about $95K) than those without credentials. Becoming a Lean Six Sigma Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make $78K. W.W. Grainger, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Biology-holders the most at $118K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $93K. Account Management is a popular skill in the W.W. Grainger, Inc. workforce; roughly a seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Customer Relationship Management, Account Sales, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at W.W. Grainger, Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and 22 percent receive paid sick leave. Slightly less than a third of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for W.W. Grainger, Inc.


30 %
70 %
$44,601 - $85,223
$31,182 - $89,363
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 34 votes.

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