When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $15.96 per hour) can be spotted in Newnan, Ga.; the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz. ($14.97), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $14.37), and Reno, Nev. (about $12.48) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $7.38. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Arizona, where the average salary is $14.09 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $11.33 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of PetSmart Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.60 per hour.
Earning $16.06 per hour on average, Merchandise Presentation Managers receive the most money, followed by Retail Store Managers (around $13.71), Stockers (about $9.79), and Dog Trainers (approximately $9.27). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $8.72.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $14.44 per hour for Forklift Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have an Associate's Degree, Business Administration at PetSmart Inc. — these employees make the most at about $11.24 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Inventory Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $12.75 per hour. A garden variety skill at PetSmart Inc. is Customer Service; the larger part of PetSmart Inc.'s people use it regularly. Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, PetSmart Inc. gives paid vacation to a third of survey participants and paid sick leave to 23 percent. To plan for old age, just over two-fifths of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, and pets/dog at work.