Average Salary for Noodles and Company Employees

Broomfield, Colo.-based Noodles and Company hires for positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Restaurant Assistant Manager in the restaurant industry. A typical Noodles and Company employee can expect to make $36K annually. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, your role at the company and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Noodles and Company. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Noodles and Company typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Noodles and Company
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (10)
$34,228 - $66,384  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (10)
Salary$29,851 - $62,868  
Bonus$601 - $11,666  
Total Pay$34,228 - $66,384  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
$23,054 - $42,724  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
Salary$24,574 - $40,899  
Total Pay$23,054 - $42,724  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (2)
$25,727 - $54,646  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (2)
Salary$25,432 - $49,313  
Bonus$534 - $7,014  
Total Pay$25,727 - $54,646  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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About This Company

Broomfield, Colorado 


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Residents of Denver pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $52K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Broomfield (around $49K) and Austin (about $38K). Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — $55K annually on average.


Restaurant General Managers earn the highest median pay at $45K, followed by Restaurant Assistant Managers (approximately $34K) and Assistant General Managers ($33K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $49K. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home $42K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (around $38K) than those without credentials.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $52K. Operations Management is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains People Management, Customer Service, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 36 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For more than half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as free drinks, life insurance, gym membership, and stock options.

Key Stats for Noodles and Company


62 %
38 %
$32,402 - $53,000
$37,134 - $54,788
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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