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

The median income for W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees is $71K per year. Though geography and your experience level do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at W.W. Grainger, Inc. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

W.W. Grainger, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Account Manager (16)
$56,765 - $127,967  
[-]Account Manager (16)
Salary$48,936 - $71,475  
Bonus$2,985 - $48,401  
Commission$4,772 - $49,605  
Profit Disbursement$1,138 - $14,626  
Total Pay$56,765 - $127,967  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (10)
$27,181 - $49,798  
[+]Territory Sales Representative (10)
Salary$26,631 - $32,189  
Bonus$1,889 - $25,011  
Commission$2,563 - $28,110  
Profit Disbursement$639 - $7,917  
Total Pay$27,181 - $49,798  
[+]Operations Manager (6)
$42,992 - $107,801  
[+]Operations Manager (6)
Salary$37,492 - $91,409  
Bonus$602 - $9,642  
Profit Disbursement$950 - $16,403  
Total Pay$42,992 - $107,801  
[+]Sales Associate (4)
$24,660 - $68,713  
[+]Sales Associate (4)
Total Pay$24,660 - $68,713  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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District Sales Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $93K annually; Senior Financial Analysts, Industrial Product Sales Representatives, and Account Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $76K, around $65K, and $61K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $31K, Territory Sales Representatives are among the lowest paid at W.W. Grainger, Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Lake Forest, Ill. (about $78K), Dallas, Texas ($60K), and Houston, Texas ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $48K, Janesville, Wisc. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees make the most in Illinois, earning $78K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $63K per year. Overall, the greater share of W.W. Grainger, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Managements earn about $75K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $59K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration at W.W. Grainger, Inc. — these employees make the most at $85K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $71K annually. A garden variety skill at W.W. Grainger, Inc. is Account Management; just under one in five of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft Excel, and Account Sales.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, W.W. Grainger, Inc. gives paid vacation to 45 percent and paid sick leave to one in five employees. Nearly one-third of workers save for retirement through W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. W.W. Grainger, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all workers, and most employees do receive dental coverage. W.W. Grainger, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and profit sharing program.

Key Stats for W.W. Grainger, Inc.


22 %
78 %
$39,141 - $76,302
$38,520 - $85,658
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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