VPs of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $138K per year — though Quality Assurance Managers and Restaurant General Managers also do fairly well at approximately $62K and $35K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $42K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $36K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employees (33 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $50K annually on average.
Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $42K per year) in Texas.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications earn approximately $36K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $35K per year. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants — these employees make the most at $45K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $87K per year. A common skill in Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants' work force is Operations Management; around half of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Budget Management, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a third of workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants provides an optional 401(k) plan, and about one in three workers participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for over a third of workers, and just under one in three workers report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment and free drinks.