Average Hourly Rate for Smith's Food and Drug Stores Employees

Smith's Food and Drug Stores (headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah) offers a host of job openings in the staple the retail, from Cashier to Deli Clerk. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $24.24), people who work for Smith's Food and Drug Stores earn a median wage of $13.31 per hour. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Smith's Food and Drug Stores, but your job title and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Smith's Food and Drug Stores Hourly Rate


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Deli Clerk
7 profiles

Pharmacy Technician
5 profiles

United States (change)

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
4 profiles

Night Stocker
4 profiles

Bakery Clerk
3 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
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About This Company

1550 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


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Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $13.87 per hour. The largest slice of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.78 per hour.


The highest average salaries go to Grocery Stockers, who bring in close to $16.81 per hour, though Night Stockers are not far behind at $14.00 along with Cake Decorators (around $13.76) and Cashiers ($13.67). Financial compensation for Bakers is rather low — on average only $8.75 — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $17.00 per hour) can be spotted in Bullhead City, Ariz.; Las Vegas, Nev. (around $16.43), the company's headquarter city of Salt Lake City, Utah ($15.00), and Ogden, Utah (about $13.00) are the next top-paying cities. Albuquerque, N.M. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.45. By state, Smith's Food and Drug Stores pays its Arizona employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $17.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications, who make $17.62 per hour.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Retail Pharmacy; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $15.60 per hour. A common skill in Smith's Food and Drug Stores' work force is Customer Service; the larger part of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Retail.

Benefits and Perks

23 percent receive paid vacation, and only one-seventh of respondents get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Smith's Food and Drug Stores provides an optional 401(k) plan, and about one in seven workers participate. For a strong majority of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include stock options, flexible hours, and paid holiday and sick leave.

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Key Stats for Smith's Food and Drug Stores


45 %
55 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Hourly Rate
$8 - $17

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Smith's Food and Drug Stores

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  3. Salt Lake City, Utah
  4. Ogden, Utah
  5. Provo, Utah
  6. Bullhead City, Arizona

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