Average Hourly Rate for PetSmart Inc. Employees

Phoenix, Ariz.-based PetSmart Inc. hires for positions ranging from Cashier to Dog Bather in the retail. PetSmart Inc. workers earn an average of $9.72 per hour normally and $18.18 during overtime hours. The most important factor affecting pay for PetSmart Inc. employees is how long you've been working, though geography and what you do at the company play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

PetSmart Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: PetSmart Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Cashier (18)
$7.35 - $10.54  
[-]Cashier (18)
Hourly Rate$7.35 - $10.54  
[+]Dog Bather (15)
$7.78 - $10.24  
[+]Dog Bather (15)
Hourly Rate$7.78 - $10.24  
[+]Dog Trainer (9)
$7.71 - $19.43  
[+]Dog Trainer (9)
Hourly Rate$7.71 - $19.43  
[+]Pet Care Attendant (8)
$7.59 - $12.36  
[+]Pet Care Attendant (8)
Hourly Rate$7.59 - $12.36  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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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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.

Key Stats for PetSmart Inc.


60 %
40 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Hourly Rate
$9 - $13
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 50 votes.
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