Bakery Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $17.81 per hour; Front End Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $15.05, while Cashiers and Certified Pharmacy Technicians rank near the top as well (approximately $13.75 and around $12.89, respectively). Meat Clerks are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $7.62.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Smith's Food and Drug Stores for between five and 10 years earn $14.78 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Smith's Food and Drug Stores people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $11.76 per hour on average.
Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Mexico pays Smith's Food and Drug Stores the most — $34.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make around $17.71 per hour. At Smith's Food and Drug Stores, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at $14.10.
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 greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Cash Handling, Sales, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of employees enjoy paid vacation, and more than half of workers also take advantage of paid sick days. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and a stock purchase plan.