When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $27.75 per hour) can be spotted in Las Vegas, Nev.; Bethesda, Md. ($23.09), Orlando, Fla. ($13.27), and Chicago, Ill. (about $12.65) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Columbus, Ohio; in fact, at $9.56 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at approximately $13.28 per hour.
Accounting Clerks are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $13.52 per hour on average; Short Order Cooks are next on the list, bringing in close to $13.02, followed by Food And Beverage Supervisors earning around $13.00 and Customer Service Supervisors making $12.08. Cashiers make an average approximately $9.06, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $12.16 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.61 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn around $12.48 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at HMSHost Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $23.09 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Excel in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $13.86 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Cash Handling, Data Entry, and Team Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one-seventh of workers. More than a third of workers save for retirement through HMSHost Corporation's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of respondents, and over one-half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. HMSHost Corporation also dishes out privileges such as free drinks.