Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Smith's Food and Drug Stores for between five and 10 years earn approximately $15.07 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (48 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.40 per hour on average.
Front End Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $15.05 per hour; Grocery Stockers, Cashiers, and Certified Pharmacy Technicians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $12.84, around $12.72, and $12.12, respectively. Near the bottom at Smith's Food and Drug Stores are Meat Clerks, pulling in an average of just about $7.62.
By state, Arizona offers the highest pay at around $16.06 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. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $34.56 per hour.
Employees who count Retail Pharmacy among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $16.50 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Computer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of employees enjoy paid vacation, and for the larger part of survey participants, paid sick leave is also a given. Smith's Food and Drug Stores workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Privileges also include life insurance and a stock purchase plan.