Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at PetSmart Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $11.38 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $9.57 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $16.53 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev. (about $12.48), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $12.11), and Gilroy, Calif. ($11.32) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Huntsville, Ala.; in fact, at around $9.25 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Arizona, where pay average out at $15.00 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Merchandise Presentation Managers — their earnings average approximately $15.82 per hour. Lead Cashiers are a close second at $10.37 along with Stockers (about $9.85) and Dog Trainers ($9.44). Dog Bathers at PetSmart Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($8.71 on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $10.20 per hour. PetSmart Inc. compensates Associate's Degree, Business Administration-holders the most at $11.24 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Inventory Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $11.59 per hour. A garden variety skill at PetSmart Inc. is Customer Service; about one-half of PetSmart Inc.'s people use it regularly. Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, PetSmart Inc. gives paid vacation to 36 percent and paid sick leave to one in four respondents. Over a third of workers save for retirement through PetSmart Inc.'s 401(k) plan. For the larger part of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, company store discount, and flexible hours.