When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.98 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. (around $14.71), Louisville, Ky. ($12.43), and San Diego, Calif. ($9.79) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $8.71, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Arizona, where the average PetSmart Inc. employee makes approximately $12.97 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $11.66 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $9.55 per hour.
Dog Groomers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $10.29 per hour; Dog Trainers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $9.99, while Pet Care Attendants and Sales Associates rank near the top as well ($9.44 and approximately $9.40, respectively). With salaries averaging around $8.84, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at PetSmart Inc.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $16.79 per hour for Order Picker Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. PetSmart Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning $13.51 on average.
In this position, it pays to have People Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $13.57 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the greater part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 18 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. One in three workers report contributing to a 401(k). For a little more than half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and just over two-fifths of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include company store discount, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.