Restaurant General Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $47K per year; Restaurant Assistant Managers, Operations Managers, and Assistant Store Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $41K, $41K, and around $36K, respectively. Restaurant Managers make an average about $35K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($55K annually) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Chicago, Ill. (around $51K), Glen Allen, Va. ($46K), and Indianapolis, Ind. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Florida, where they average to about $55K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $41K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $40K per year. The largest fraction of Jason's Deli people (45 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $43K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications earn about $55K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $41K annually for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. Those with an Associate's Degree at Jason's Deli come out on top, and their salaries approach $46K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Budget Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $46K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the greater part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are People Management, Operations Management, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of employees at Jason's Deli enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in five employees can take sick leave. A fair number of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for a fair number of workers and dental coverage for a majority of employees. Other privileges include free drinks, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and stock options.