Average Hourly Rate for PetSmart Inc. Employees

Operating out of Phoenix, Ariz., retail company PetSmart Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Cashier to Dog Bather. Median pay for PetSmart Inc. workers sits around $9.73 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $19.96. Though your job title and how long you've been working do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at PetSmart Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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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.

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Key Stats for PetSmart Inc.


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34 %
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$8 - $11
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$9 - $14
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

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