VPs of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $138K annually — though Quality Assurance Managers and Restaurant General Managers also do fairly well at about $62K and $35K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $36K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $42K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $50K per year on average.
The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where salaries average out at $42K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $36K per year. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $35K annually. Those with an Associate's Degree at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants come out on top, and their salaries approach $45K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Leadership; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $87K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Operations Management; half deem it necessary for work. Customer Service, Budget Management, and Food Preparation round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only a third of employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants provides an optional 401(k) plan, and roughly one in three workers participate. For more than a third of workers, benefits include health insurance, and just under a third of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment and free drinks.