When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.96 per hour) can be spotted in Newnan, Ga.; the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. ($14.97), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $13.80), and Gilroy, Calif. (about $11.32) are the next top-paying cities. At $7.38, Houston, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Arizona, where pay average out at around $14.09 per hour.
Merchandise Presentation Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $16.06 per hour — though Retail Store Managers, Stockers, and Dog Trainers also do fairly well at around $13.71, $9.79, and approximately $9.11, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at PetSmart Inc. are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $8.67.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at PetSmart Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $11.53 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of PetSmart Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $9.52 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Forklift Certifications, who make $14.44 per hour. PetSmart Inc. compensates Associate's Degree, Business Administration-holders the most at $11.24 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Inventory Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $11.87 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than half of PetSmart Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three survey participants at PetSmart Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 22 percent can take sick leave. Just over two-fifths of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, company store discount, and a stock purchase plan.