The highest average salaries go to Executive Chefs, who bring in close to approximately $91K annually, though Senior Operations Managers are not far behind at about $78K along with Senior Accountants ($65K) and Restaurant Assistant Managers (around $40K). Near the bottom at HMSHost Corporation are Assistant Food and Beverage Managers, pulling in an average of just $37K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($70K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Bethesda, Md. (around $67K), Honolulu, Hawaii (about $60K), and Seattle, Wash. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Atlanta, Ga. at $36K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $78K annually.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at HMSHost Corporation for between five and 10 years earn approximately $43K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $48K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $78K annually for First Aid Administrators; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to $40K per year for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at HMSHost Corporation — these employees make the most at around $67K annually.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $82K per year. Folks here also tend to know People Management; on the survey, about one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Operations Management, Training, and Inventory Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Two-fifths of employees have paid vacation, and only about one in three respondents can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of workers use it to save for retirement. A strong majority of respondents report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.