Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $40K per year. The largest slice of the Margaritaville workforce (36 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $50K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Directors of Engineering, Restaurant Managers, and Directors of Housekeeping; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $95K per year, the other salaries come in at about $46K and approximately $42K, respectively.
Residents of Shreveport, La. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $94K annually; other top-paying cities include Chicago, Ill. (approximately $55K) and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. ($42K). The highest pay by state can be found in Louisiana, where salaries average out at about $94K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Green Belts earn around $95K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of $52K per year on average.
In this position, it pays to have Team Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $95K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Margaritaville is Leadership, with just under a third considering it a key competency. People Management, Operations Management, and Budget Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, just under one in three workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A solid majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Margaritaville employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and free drinks.