Average Salary for Whirlpool Corporation Employees

Based in Benton Harbor, Mich.,household appliance manufacturing sector player Whirlpool Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Project Engineer and Product Designer positions. The average Whirlpool Corporation employee earns $66K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Whirlpool Corporation fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

Whirlpool Corporation typically pays:
at market

We couldn't find any similar companies in our data. Do you work at a similar company?

Employer: Whirlpool Corporation
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.
[-]Project Engineer (9)
$53,110 - $107,605  
[-]Project Engineer (9)
Salary$52,962 - $99,878  
Bonus$1,253 - $16,158  
Total Pay$53,110 - $107,605  
[+]Sourcing Associate (5)
$37,897 - $75,495  
[+]Sourcing Associate (5)
Salary$37,035 - $66,400  
Bonus$1,121 - $11,692  
Total Pay$37,897 - $75,495  
[+]Product Designer (4)
$33,289 - $84,895  
[+]Product Designer (4)
Salary$37,619 - $77,600  
Bonus$435.93 - $8,572  
Total Pay$33,289 - $84,895  
[+]Senior Drafter (3)
$36,541 - $51,455  
[+]Senior Drafter (3)
Salary$34,638 - $47,430  
Bonus$587 - $4,483  
Total Pay$36,541 - $51,455  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
United States (change)

About This Company

Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022


Household Appliance Manufacturing, Household Appliances

Whirlpool Corp

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Senior Mechanical Engineers, Project Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Product Designers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $86K, the other salaries come in at approximately $73K, $64K, and around $59K, respectively. At $40K, Senior Drafters are among the lowest paid at Whirlpool Corporation.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make about $65K. Overall, the greater share of Whirlpool Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn $58K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K per year) can be spotted in Marion; St. Joseph (about $70K), Iowa City (approximately $63K), and the company's headquarter city of Benton Harbor (around $62K) are the next top-paying cities. At $53K, Miami is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Whirlpool Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Texas earn the most, taking home about $111K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $158K for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to $73K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. The best paid folks at Whirlpool Corporation have a law degree, earning approximately $155K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Word among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $83K. Project Management is a popular skill among Whirlpool Corporation workers, with close to a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about 45 percent receiving paid vacation and roughly a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. The greater part of workers report contributing to a 401(k). For a strong majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Whirlpool Corporation


35 %
65 %
$41,446 - $72,477
$40,418 - $86,920
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 28 votes.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.