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 Certified Pharmacy Technician. Smith's Food and Drug Stores workers earn an average of $13.78 per hour normally and $22.40 during overtime hours. How long you've been working influences pay for Smith's Food and Drug Stores workers the most, followed by your role at the company and where you live. This report is based on responses to 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

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.

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Key Stats for Smith's Food and Drug Stores


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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