Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.01 per hour. The largest slice of the PetSmart Inc. workforce (59 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $9.52 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $14.97 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz.; Atlanta, Ga. (about $12.11), Gilroy, Calif. ($11.32), and Lynnwood, Wash. ($10.83) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $7.38. The highest pay by state can be found in Arizona, where pay average out at $15.00 per hour.
Merchandise Presentation Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $15.62 per hour on average; Lead Cashiers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $10.37, followed by Stockers earning $9.85 and Dog Trainers making about $9.27. Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.76.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $10.20 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree, Business Administration; PetSmart Inc. awards about $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 $11.59 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-half of PetSmart Inc.'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; PetSmart Inc. gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of employees and sick leave to one in four survey participants. Nearly two in five workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A majority of employees report having health insurance, and slightly more than half of workers report having dental coverage. PetSmart Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a casual working environment, company store discount, and flexible hours.