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.