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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. pays its employees $67K annually on average. Though where you live and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at W.W. Grainger, Inc., your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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IT Senior Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $123K per year — though District Sales Managers, Supply Chain Analysts, and Account Managers also do fairly well at about $93K, around $62K, and $60K, respectively. Territory Sales Representatives at W.W. Grainger, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $31K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Lake Forest, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($77K), Buffalo Grove, Ill. ($63K), and Houston, Texas ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Oklahoma City, Okla. — at about $32K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $76K per year) in Illinois.

Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $63K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of W.W. Grainger, Inc. people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $61K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $138K annually. On average, salaries rise to $130K per year for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Finance at W.W. Grainger, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $84K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $76K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; slightly less than a fifth deem it necessary for work. Account Management, Customer Service, and Customer Relationship Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Just over two-fifths of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and a large number of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. W.W. Grainger, Inc. folks also make good use of a company cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, profit sharing program, and tuition reimbursement.

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