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.