Average Hourly Rate for PetSmart Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., PetSmart Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Cashier to Dog Bather. The average pay for PetSmart Inc. employees is $9.66 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $17.86. For the most part, employee paychecks at PetSmart Inc. fluctuate depending on geography; your job title and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

19601 N 27TH AVE
Phoenix, Arizona 85027


Retail, Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Pet Smart, Petsmart, Petsmart, Inc.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $15.96 per hour) can be spotted in Newnan, Ga.; the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. ($14.97), Atlanta, Ga. (about $13.80), and Gilroy, Calif. ($11.32) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at around $7.38. Across PetSmart Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Arizona earn the most, taking home $14.09 per hour.


The highest paychecks go to Merchandise Presentation Managers, who earn an average $16.06 per hour, closely trailed by Retail Store Managers (approximately $13.71), Stockers ($9.79), and Dog Trainers (about $9.11). Earning only $8.67 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $11.53 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of PetSmart Inc. people (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $9.52 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Forklift Certifications earn $14.44 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree, Business Administration; PetSmart Inc. awards $11.24 to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Inventory Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $11.87 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a little more than half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of survey participants receiving paid vacation and just under a fourth of workers receiving sick leave. Just over two-fifths of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. PetSmart Inc. provides health insurance to a majority of survey participants, and a majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, company store discount, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for PetSmart Inc.


62 %
38 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

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