Directors of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $105K per year — though Financial Analysts and Sous Chefs also do fairly well at approximately $65K and $40K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $85K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Miami, Fla. (around $85K), San Francisco, Calif. ($83K), and Chicago, Ill. (around $73K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $44K) in Los Angeles, Calif., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Florida offers the highest pay at $85K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $73K annually. Overall, the greater share of Gate Gourmet, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $43K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Gate Gourmet, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at $90K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Financial Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $66K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Data Analysis; one-fifth consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Operations Management, Food Preparation, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Just a fifth of workers receive paid time off. Almost all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of workers, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too. Gate Gourmet, Inc. folks also make good use of a company cell phone and free drinks.