Typically, Servers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $86K; Legal Analysts, Restaurant General Managers, and Restaurant Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $59K, $43K, and $38K, respectively. Denny's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Restaurant Assistant Managers ($32K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $75K annually) can be spotted in Greenville; San Diego (around $72K), the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg ($57K), and Los Angeles (about $55K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Milpitas; in fact, at $35K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in South Carolina, where the average Denny's employee makes approximately $59K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $40K for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home around $34K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $107K for National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Members; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of $39K per year. Those with an Associate's Degree, Business Management at Denny's come out on top, and their salaries approach about $59K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $45K. A garden variety skill at Denny's is Customer Service; approximately half of Denny's' people use it regularly. Other top skills include People Management, Training, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 37 percent receiving paid vacation and one in eight workers receiving paid sick days. More than half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Roughly two in five workers receive health insurance, and around two in five workers get dental coverage. Denny's employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, life insurance, gym membership, and a subsidized cell phone.