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. Median pay for Smith's Food and Drug Stores workers sits around $13.13 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $24.67. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Smith's Food and Drug Stores, but geography and your role at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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1550 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


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Years of Experience

Average pay is $14.94 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $10.24 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.14 per hour) can be spotted in Las Vegas, Nev.; the company's headquarter city of Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $13.34), Ogden, Utah (around $13.00), and Provo, Utah ($12.72) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. is near the bottom for pay at $9.09. By state, Wyoming offers the highest pay at $17.50 per hour.


Grocery Stockers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $16.06 per hour on average; Overnight Stockers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $15.22, followed by Night Stockers earning about $14.00 and Cashiers making approximately $13.95. On the lower end are Deli Clerks at $10.44 on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $17.75 per hour for OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Smith's Food and Drug Stores have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning about $38.50 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Customer Relations seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $15.92 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Smith's Food and Drug Stores is Customer Service, with a majority considering it a key competency. Cash Handling, Retail, and Cleaning round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Smith's Food and Drug Stores gives paid vacation days to a third of employees and sick leave to 22 percent. Just over a fifth of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Smith's Food and Drug Stores sponsors. At Smith's Food and Drug Stores, the larger part of employees have health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage. Smith's Food and Drug Stores folks also make good use of paid holiday and sick leave, stock options, paid overtime, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Smith's Food and Drug Stores


44 %
56 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
Hourly Rate
$8 - $17
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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