Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $41K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $36K annually. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $47K per year.
Restaurant General Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $51K annually; Restaurant Managers, Assistant General Managers, and Restaurant Assistant Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $39K, about $38K, and $36K, respectively. Earning only around $35K on average, Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $53K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Columbus, Ohio; Madison Heights, Mich. (about $52K), Cleveland, Ohio ($52K), and Ocala, Fla. ($41K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at about $101K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $41K per year. Certified Food Protection Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $38K annually. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Bob Evans Restaurants — these employees make the most at around $38K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be People Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $50K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Bob Evans Restaurants is Customer Service, with nearly two in five considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Operations Management, Scheduling, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
A sixth of workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and most respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of survey participants, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Bob Evans Restaurants also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, free drinks, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.