Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $43K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $36K annually on average.
Residents of Raleigh, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $98K per year; other top-paying cities include Winston-Salem, N.C. (approximately $74K) and Columbia, S.C. ($37K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $69K annually) in North Carolina.
Construction Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $73K per year — though Assistant General Managers and Restaurant General Managers also do fairly well at $37K and around $35K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $39K annually for Servsafe food manager certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $34K per year for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. Those with a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) at Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach about $73K annually.
When it comes to skills, Autodesk AutoCAD seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $72K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Inventory Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of workers, and for the larger part of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation folks also make good use of a company cell phone, a casual working environment, free drinks, and life insurance.