When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($58K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Houston, Texas (approximately $57K), Boonville, Mo. ($31K), and Sweetwater, Texas ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $58K annually) in Oklahoma.
Bringing in the most money are General Store Managers — their earnings average around $58K per year. Retail General Managers are a close second at $51K along with Marketing Managers (around $40K) and Restaurant Managers (about $38K). Financial compensation for Operations Managers is rather low — on average only approximately $35K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $50K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $36K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($36K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Food Protection Professional is rewarded with median pay of about $32K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores. awards approximately $48K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Sales Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $45K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; close to one-half deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Operations Management, Inventory Management, and People Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 30 percent. A strong majority of survey participants save for retirement through Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores.'s 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most survey participants, and a fair number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include life insurance, free drinks, relocation expenses, and stock options.