Average Hourly Rate for Staples, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Staples, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Sales Associate to Operations Supervisor. Employees of Staples, Inc. bring in an average of $11.21 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $20.08. Your city primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Staples, Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Staples, Inc. Hourly Rate


Sales Associate
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 477
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About This Company

Framingham, Massachusetts 01702


Retail, Sporting Goods Stores and Bicycle Shops, Bookstore, Stationery Stores, Jewelry Stores, Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores, Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores, Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores, Luggage and Leather Goods Stores, Sewing, Needlework, and Piece Goods Stores


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Staples, Inc. pays its employees an average of $11.04 an hour. Hourly pay at Staples, Inc. ranges from an average of $8.62 to $17.84 an hour. Staples, Inc. employees with the job title Java Developer make the most with an average hourly rate of $57.65, while employees with the title Retail Associate make the least with an average hourly rate of $8.73.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $16.88 per hour) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Columbia, S.C. ($15.06), Los Angeles, Calif. (around $15.00), and San Antonio, Texas ($14.93) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of New York, N.Y. — at $10.71, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of about $13.39 per hour) in Massachusetts.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Staples, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn approximately $12.69 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (58 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $10.41 per hour.


Operations Supervisors earn the highest median pay at $12.28 per hour, followed by Customer Service Supervisors (about $11.70), Inventory Specialists ($10.81), and Retail Sales Associates (around $9.66). Sales Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $9.13.

Certifications and Degrees

Forklift Licenses receive bigger paychecks (around $19.65 per hour) than those without credentials. Staples, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in $16.00 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $14.41 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Retail, Cash Handling, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in five workers receiving paid vacation and one in seven workers receiving paid sick days. A majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a majority of respondents and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. Privileges also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Staples, Inc.


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$9 - $15
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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