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

Smith's Food and Drug Stores (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah) offers a host of job openings in the staple the retail, from Cashier to Cake Decorator. The average pay for Smith's Food and Drug Stores employees is $13.02 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $25.71. At Smith's Food and Drug Stores, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and where you live each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

1550 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $14.53 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $11.12 per hour.


Customer Service Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $15.48 per hour — though Deli Clerks, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and Grocery Stockers also do fairly well at about $13.65, $12.89, and $12.84, respectively. Near the bottom at Smith's Food and Drug Stores are Meat Clerks, pulling in an average of just $7.62.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.55 per hour) can be spotted in Las Vegas, Nev.; the company's headquarter city of Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $11.17), Ogden, Utah (around $10.86), and Albuquerque, N.M. ($8.17) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Idaho, where they average to about $16.70 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $17.71 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Smith's Food and Drug Stores pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $12.61.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Entry; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $14.95 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, more than a third of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 43 percent report receiving the former, whereas the larger part of respondents report receiving the latter. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include life insurance.

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Key Stats for Smith's Food and Drug Stores


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$8 - $17
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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