Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $13.30 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $8.45 per hour.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $16.86 per hour — though Deli Managers, Cake Decorators, and Pharmacy Technicians also do fairly well at $16.15, around $12.28, and $10.93, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $8.17, Cashiers are among the lowest paid at Fry's Food and Drug Stores.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $14.85 per hour) can be spotted in Mesa, Ariz.; Phoenix, Ariz. ($13.97), Chandler, Ariz. (around $13.90), and Tucson, Ariz. ($13.85) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $8.07) is Peoria, Ariz.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Pharmacy Technicians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $16.10 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $10.50 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Order Inventory; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $14.92 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Fry's Food and Drug Stores workers, with a strong majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Retail, Cash Handling, and Retail Pharmacy.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 18 percent. More than a third of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The larger part of survey participants can count on health insurance, and one-half have dental coverage as a benefit.