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).