Earning $105K per year on average, Directors of Operations receive the most money, followed by Financial Analysts ($65K) and Sous Chefs (around $40K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Miami, Fla. (about $85K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $85K), and San Francisco, Calif. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Los Angeles, Calif. — at $44K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of District of Columbia pays Gate Gourmet, Inc. the most — $85K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $65K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $45K annually for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Gate Gourmet, Inc. — these employees make the most at about $90K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Six Sigma Black Belt in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $100K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Data Analysis; slightly more than a fifth consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Operations Management, Financial Analysis, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 22 percent. The vast majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of workers, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone and free drinks.