When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $66K annually) can be spotted in Burlingame, Calif.; Commerce, Calif. (approximately $55K), Dallas, Texas (around $51K), and Chicago, Ill. ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. At $38K, Orlando, Fla. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $56K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Directors of Sales and Marketing, who bring in close to $55K annually, though Directors of Catering are not far behind at about $48K along with Food and Beverage Directors ($45K) and Sous Chefs (around $41K). Financial compensation for Catering Sales Managers is rather low — on average only approximately $32K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $40K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $37K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $48K per year for Certified Meeting Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $39K annually. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $45K on average.
When it comes to skills, Account Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $55K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are People Management, Sales Management, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of survey participants receive paid vacation, and only 29 percent get sick leave. To plan for old age, a strong majority of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, slightly more than half of workers have health insurance, and over one-half of workers have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.