When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $66K annually) can be spotted in Burlingame, Calif.; Commerce, Calif. ($55K), Dallas, Texas (around $51K), and Denver, Colo. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $38K) is Orlando, Fla. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to about $56K per year.
Directors of Sales and Marketing are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $55K annually on average; Directors of Catering are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $48K, followed by Food and Beverage Directors earning about $45K and Sous Chefs making around $41K. Catering Sales Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $32K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts for between five and 10 years earn $40K per year on average. The largest fraction of Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts people (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $37K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Meeting Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $48K per year. On average, salaries rise to $39K annually for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts — these employees make the most at around $45K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Account Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $55K annually. A common skill in Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts' work force is Customer Service; just under a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Sales Management, People Management, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Only half of employees at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts enjoy paid vacation time, and just 29 percent can take sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of employees, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.