When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $60K annually) can be spotted in Burlingame, Calif.; Commerce, Calif. ($55K), Dallas, Texas ($51K), and Chicago, Ill. ($40K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at about $38K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Massachusetts earn the most, taking home approximately $56K per year.
Earning $56K annually on average, Executive Chefs receive the most money, followed by Directors of Sales and Marketing (approximately $55K), Directors of Catering ($48K), and Food and Beverage Directors (about $45K). Financial compensation for Restaurant Managers is rather low — on average only $38K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $40K per year on average. The largest fraction of Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $37K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $47K per year for Certified Meeting Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $39K annually. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $45K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Sales Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $55K annually. Customer Service is a popular skill among Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts workers, with roughly two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Operations Management, Sales, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 44 percent receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. A strong majority of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. A majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of survey participants also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.