Directors of Operations are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing around $105K annually; Financial Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $65K, followed by Sous Chefs earning $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Miami, Fla. ($85K), Chicago, Ill. (about $85K), and San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Los Angeles, Calif. — at about $44K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Florida take home the most — $85K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $73K per year. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $60K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($45K per year) than those without credentials. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in about $90K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Six Sigma Black Belt in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $100K per year. Data Analysis is a popular skill in the Gate Gourmet, Inc. workforce; just under one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Operations Management, Financial Analysis, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Gate Gourmet, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 22 percent and sick leave to one in eight respondents. Almost all workers participate in a 401(k) program. The larger part of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Gate Gourmet, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone and free drinks.