The highest average salaries go to Executive Chefs, who bring in close to $81K annually, though Restaurant General Managers are not far behind at around $77K along with Directors of Catering ($62K) and Catering Directors (about $60K). Sous Chefs are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $39K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. (about $62K), Seattle, Wash. ($45K), and Mountain View, Calif. (around $41K) are the next top-paying cities. Baltimore, Md. ranks low on the pay scale — at $38K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Minnesota, where the average Bon Appetit Management Company employee makes $65K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $43K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (41 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $42K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($53K per year) than those without credentials. At Bon Appetit Management Company, employees who hold a B.A. in Communication receive the highest salaries at around $57K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Budget Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $77K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Bon Appetit Management Company is Operations Management, with around one in three considering it a key competency. Event Planning, People Management, and Event Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Bon Appetit Management Company; the company rewards only one-half of workers with paid vacation time and only 31 percent with sick leave. To plan for old age, a fair number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of respondents get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, life insurance, and 401(a).