Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix ($16.57 per hour), followed by San Jose (approximately $13.53), Vancouver ($10.57), and Austin (about $10.50). High paychecks are not found in Huntsville; in fact, at $9.25 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across PetSmart Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Arizona earn the most, taking home around $13.75 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $10.56. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of PetSmart Inc. employees (55 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn approximately $9.65 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Stockers, Dog Trainers, Retail Sales Associates, and Pet Care Attendants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $9.85, the other salaries come in at around $9.82, $9.33, and $9.21, respectively. Dog Bathers are among the lowest paid at about $8.65.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $10.38 for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Certified ServSafe Food Handler can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $8.27. At PetSmart Inc., employees who hold an Associate's Degree, Business Administration receive the highest pay at $11.24.
In this position, it pays to have Inventory Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $11.58. Customer Service is a popular skill among PetSmart Inc. workers, with just over two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Only 36 percent at PetSmart Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 29 percent can take sick leave. Close to one-half report contributing to a 401(k). For a majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and over one-half of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at PetSmart Inc. are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and stock options.