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.