When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $17.15 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Phoenix, Ariz.; Eugene, Ore. (approximately $11.75), Dallas, Texas ($11.50), and San Diego, Calif. (around $10.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Orlando, Fla.; in fact, at $8.54 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, PetSmart Inc. employees make the most in Arizona, earning $14.84 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $11.77 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of PetSmart Inc. people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $9.68 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to Dog Groomers, who earn an average $10.70 per hour, closely trailed by Dog Trainers ($9.99), Stockers ($9.66), and Sales Associates (around $9.48). Among the lower-paid positions at PetSmart Inc. are Cashiers — the median salary for this role approaches $9.00.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Pallet Jack Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $12.95 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At PetSmart Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) receive the highest pay at about $14.80.
Employees who count Inventory Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $13.10 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, the larger part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Retail, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. To plan for old age, close to a third of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for over one-half of workers, and about one-half report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include company store discount, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and life insurance.