When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.53 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz.; Atlanta, Ga. ($14.98), Henderson, Nev. ($12.57), and Avondale, Ariz. (approximately $10.50) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at around $7.38, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across PetSmart Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Arizona earn the most, taking home about $13.41 per hour.
Merchandise Presentation Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $16.66 per hour; Dog Groomers, Stockers, and Dog Trainers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $10.15, $9.72, and around $9.51, respectively. Near the bottom at PetSmart Inc. are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just about $8.83.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $11.58 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of PetSmart Inc. people (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $9.43 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Forklift Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $13.77 per hour. The best paid folks at PetSmart Inc. have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA), earning $12.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Merchandising seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $13.06 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at PetSmart Inc. is Customer Service; the larger part of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Retail, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
28 percent receive paid vacation, and only a fifth of employees get sick leave. Just over two-fifths of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that PetSmart Inc. sponsors. For a majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and over one-half of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, company store discount, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.