Average Hourly Rate for Smith's Food and Drug Stores Employees

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Smith's Food and Drug Stores offers a range of employment opportunities in the retail, from Cashier to Deli Clerk. Smith's Food and Drug Stores offers employees an average of $13.31 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $24.67. Smith's Food and Drug Stores paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though where you live and what you do at the company are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Smith's Food and Drug Stores Hourly Rate


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Deli Clerk
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Night Stocker
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
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Grocery Stocker
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Grocery Clerk
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  • Updated: 16 Jun 2017
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1550 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


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Years of Experience

Average pay is $13.95 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Smith's Food and Drug Stores employees (44 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $10.10 per hour on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $17.19 per hour) can be spotted in Las Vegas, Nev.; Bullhead City, Ariz. ($17.00), the company's headquarter city of Salt Lake City, Utah (around $15.00), and Ogden, Utah ($13.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Albuquerque, N.M.; in fact, at approximately $9.45 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Arizona, where the average salary is $17.00 per hour.


Overnight Stockers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $15.22 per hour; Cashiers, Night Stockers, and Cake Decorators also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $14.06, $14.00, and $13.76, respectively. Financial compensation for Bakers is rather low — on average only $9.11 — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $17.62 per hour.


In this position, it pays to have Retail Pharmacy in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $15.60 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a majority consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in five workers receiving paid vacation and one in seven employees receiving paid sick days. Nearly one in seven workers report contributing to a 401(k). A solid majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include paid holiday and sick leave, stock options, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for Smith's Food and Drug Stores


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57 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
Hourly Rate
$8 - $17

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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