Directors of Sales and Marketing represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $56K per year — though Directors of Catering, Food and Beverage Directors, and Sous Chefs also do fairly well at around $48K, $45K, and about $44K, respectively. Financial compensation for Catering Sales Managers is rather low — on average only approximately $32K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($60K annually) can be spotted in Burlingame, Calif.; Commerce, Calif. (approximately $55K), Dallas, Texas ($51K), and Denver, Colo. (around $40K) are the next top-paying cities. Orlando, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $38K. By state, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning about $56K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $40K annually. The largest slice of the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $37K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Meeting Professionals earn $47K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials; these people earn approximately $39K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — around $44K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Sales Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $56K annually. Customer Service is a popular skill among Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts workers, with over a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Operations Management, Sales, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts; the company rewards only half of employees with paid vacation time and only one in three respondents with sick leave. A strong majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a little over a half of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.