Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $14.90 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Smith's Food and Drug Stores employees (47 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $11.40 per hour on average.
Front End Managers earn the highest median pay at $15.05 per hour, followed by Cashiers (approximately $13.80), Grocery Stockers (around $12.84), and Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($12.12). Among the lower-paid positions at Smith's Food and Drug Stores are Meat Clerks — the median salary for this role approaches $7.62.
Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New Mexico, where they average to approximately $34.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $17.71 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Smith's Food and Drug Stores compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at about $34.56 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Retail Pharmacy; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $16.50 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Smith's Food and Drug Stores workers, with a majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Computer Service are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation is a standard perk for a majority of workers, and just over a half of workers get sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of employees and dental coverage for the larger part of workers. Advantages of working here also include life insurance and a stock purchase plan.