Business Systems Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $94K annually on average; Planning Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $68K, followed by Sales Account Managers earning around $68K and Account Managers making about $61K. Territory Sales Representatives make an average approximately $32K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K per year) can be spotted in Naperville, Ill.; Lake Forest, Ill. (approximately $94K), Chicago, Ill. (around $87K), and Detroit, Mich. (about $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($47K) in Oklahoma City, Okla., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at $88K annually.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $68K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of W.W. Grainger, Inc. employees (30 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $63K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $123K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $120K annually for accredited Certified ITIL Leaders. At W.W. Grainger, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing receive the highest salaries at $115K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $83K per year. A garden variety skill at W.W. Grainger, Inc. is Microsoft Excel; close to one-sixth of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Account Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). W.W. Grainger, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all workers, and a large number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, profit sharing program, and tuition reimbursement.