VPs of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $138K per year — though Quality Assurance Managers and Restaurant General Managers also do fairly well at about $62K and approximately $35K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $42K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $36K per year. The largest slice of the Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $50K annually.
By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employee makes about $42K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $36K annually. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $35K per year. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at approximately $45K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $87K per year. A common skill in Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants' work force is Operations Management; close to one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Customer Service, Budget Management, and Food Preparation were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in three employees. One-third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for over a third of workers, and just under a third of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and free drinks.