When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Broomfield, Colo. (around $62K), Chicago, Ill. ($60K), and Richmond, Va. (approximately $44K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Lawrence, Kan. at $24K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $61K annually) in Colorado.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $43K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Noodles and Company workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $39K annually.
Earning approximately $61K per year on average, Licensing Managers receive the most money, followed by Restaurant General Managers ($45K), Restaurant Assistant Managers ($38K), and Assistant General Managers ($37K).
Certifications and Degrees
Servsafe food manager certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $44K annually. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of $43K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Noodles and Company pays those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) the most — $60K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Hiring among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $46K annually. People Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Customer Service, Operations Management, and Leadership round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of employees receiving paid vacation and roughly one in five workers receiving sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). At Noodles and Company, a little over a half of workers have health insurance, and over one-half of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.