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Average Hourly Rate for PetSmart Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, PetSmart Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail industry, from Cashier to Dog Bather. Expected pay for PetSmart Inc. workers is around $9.81 per hour, with overtime bringing in $17.05. Geography primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at PetSmart Inc. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

PetSmart Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at 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 (16)
$7.65 - $10.35  
[-]Cashier (16)
Hourly Rate$7.65 - $10.35  
[+]Dog Bather (11)
$7.60 - $10.38  
[+]Dog Bather (11)
Hourly Rate$7.60 - $10.38  
[+]Pet Care Attendant (7)
$7.51 - $13.21  
[+]Pet Care Attendant (7)
Hourly Rate$7.51 - $13.21  
[+]Dog Trainer (7)
$8.13 - $22.39  
[+]Dog Trainer (7)
Hourly Rate$8.13 - $22.39  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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PetSmart Inc. Details

19601 N 27TH AVE
Phoenix, Arizona 85027


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Pet Smart, Petsmart, Petsmart, Inc.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $16.87 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix; San Jose ($13.53), Vancouver ($10.57), and Austin (approximately $10.50) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $9.25) is Huntsville. By state, PetSmart Inc. employees make the most in Arizona, earning around $15.00 per hour on average.


Merchandise Presentation Managers earn the highest median pay at $15.44, followed by Stockers ($9.85), Dog Trainers (about $9.82), and Pet Care Attendants ($9.21). Dog Groomers make around $8.71, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make approximately $10.56. For the most part, a representative employee at PetSmart Inc. has been working for one to four years and makes about $9.56 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $10.20. Salaries typically rise to around $8.27 per hour for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. PetSmart Inc. compensates Associate's Degree, Business Administration-holders the most at approximately $11.24 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Inventory Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $11.38. A common skill in PetSmart Inc.'s work force is Customer Service; more than two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; PetSmart Inc. gives paid vacation days to two in five workers and sick leave to one in three workers. A little over a half of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for more than half of workers, and for just over a half of workers, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, and pets/dog at work.

Key Stats

62 %
38 %
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
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

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