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Average Salary for Whirlpool Corporation Employees

Whirlpool Corporation is a household appliance manufacturing firm headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan that hires for Project Engineer positions, Product Designer roles, and more. Employees at Whirlpool Corporation make $66K per year on average. At Whirlpool Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and where you live each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Whirlpool Corporation typically pays:
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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 (8)
$52,765 - $106,728  
[-]Project Engineer (8)
Salary$52,458 - $96,367  
Bonus$1,162 - $14,071  
Total Pay$52,765 - $106,728  
[+]Product Designer (7)
$27,829 - $86,961  
[+]Product Designer (7)
Salary$41,891 - $81,924  
Bonus$388.86 - $9,442  
Total Pay$27,829 - $86,961  
[+]Sourcing Associate (5)
$36,880 - $74,739  
[+]Sourcing Associate (5)
Salary$36,920 - $66,219  
Bonus$1,167 - $14,419  
Total Pay$36,880 - $74,739  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
$52,435 - $76,542  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (3)
Salary$53,013 - $72,826  
Total Pay$52,435 - $76,542  
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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: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Whirlpool Corporation Details

Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022


Household Appliance Manufacturing, Household Appliances

Whirlpool Corp

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The highest average salaries go to Senior Mechanical Engineers, who bring in close to $86K, though Project Engineers are not far behind at approximately $73K along with Mechanical Engineers ($64K) and Product Designers (about $62K). Senior Administrative Assistants make $42K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make around $66K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Whirlpool Corporation employees (35 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $57K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $90K per year) can be spotted in Chicago; Marion (around $82K), St. Joseph (approximately $70K), and the company's headquarter city of Benton Harbor ($63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Cleveland; in fact, at $58K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Whirlpool Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Texas earn the most, taking home about $111K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers receive bigger paychecks ($158K) than those without credentials. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $73K. Whirlpool Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a law degree — these employees rake in around $155K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Financial Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $84K. A relatively widespread skill at Whirlpool Corporation is Project Management; close to one-fourth of employees use it for work. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Whirlpool Corporation gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to one in four workers. Almost all workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Whirlpool Corporation provides health insurance to the greater part of workers, and a solid majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Whirlpool Corporation are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

35 %
65 %
$41,744 - $75,000
$39,963 - $86,055
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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