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Average Salary for Denny's Employees

Headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., Denny's offers a range of employment opportunities in the eating and drinking places, from Restaurant General Manager to Restaurant Manager. The median income for Denny's employees is $35K annually. Your city is the biggest factor affecting pay for Denny's workers, followed by what you do at the company and how long you've been working. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29319


Eating and Drinking Places, Restaurant

Denny's (Family Restaurants)

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $75K per year) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev. (around $61K), the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg, S.C. ($58K), and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Bakersfield, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $32K. By state, Denny's pays its South Carolina employees the most; the pay rate there is $60K annually.


Earning approximately $67K per year on average, District Managers of Food & Facilities receive the most money, followed by Legal Analysts ($59K), Restaurant General Managers (around $42K), and Restaurant Managers ($36K). Denny's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Restaurant Assistant Managers ($33K on average).

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $39K annually. The largest fraction of Denny's people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $36K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Members have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $107K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Safety Managers with credentials; these people earn $40K per year on average. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $60K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $42K per year. Customer Service is a popular skill in the Denny's workforce; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Leadership, People Management, and Inventory Management.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of survey participants receiving paid vacation and one in seven respondents receiving paid sick days. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Denny's provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of respondents participate. Denny's provides health insurance to just over two-fifths of workers, and around two in five workers do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks, life insurance, a company cell phone, and gym membership.

Key Stats for Denny's


55 %
45 %
$24,875 - $45,251
$32,825 - $48,484
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
$39,874 - $98,264
$33,000 - $92,500
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