Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Smith's Food and Drug Stores for between five and 10 years earn approximately $14.90 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $11.40 per hour.
Front End Managers earn the highest median pay at $15.05 per hour, followed by Cashiers (about $13.80), Grocery Stockers ($12.84), and Certified Pharmacy Technicians ($12.12). Financial compensation for Meat Clerks is rather low — on average only around $7.62 — relative to the rest of the company.
U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New Mexico; pay there average to approximately $34.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $17.71 per hour. Smith's Food and Drug Stores compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $34.56 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Retail Pharmacy; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $16.50 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Computer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Regarding time off, Smith's Food and Drug Stores leans toward the generous side, giving paid vacation to the larger part of respondents and paid sick leave to slightly more than half of workers. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Smith's Food and Drug Stores sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Smith's Food and Drug Stores, the larger part of employees have health insurance, and a majority of survey participants have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and a stock purchase plan.