When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K annually) can be spotted in Greenville, S.C.; Orlando, Fla. (approximately $75K), Las Vegas, Nev. ($61K), and the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg, S.C. (around $57K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Phoenix, Ariz.; in fact, at $38K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in South Carolina, where the average salary is about $59K per year.
The highest paychecks go to District Managers of Food & Facilities, who earn an average around $67K annually, closely trailed by Legal Analysts ($59K), Restaurant General Managers ($42K), and Restaurant Managers ($36K). Restaurant Assistant Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $33K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $40K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Denny's folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $36K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Members are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $107K per year. Earning a Certified Safety Manager certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $40K annually on average. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $60K per year.
When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $43K annually. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Denny's workforce; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Leadership, People Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Denny's lets only a third of survey participants take paid vacation and only an eighth of respondents take sick leave. A majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for approximately two in five workers and dental coverage for close to two-fifths of workers. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).