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Average Salary for Noodles and Company Employees

Broomfield, Colorado-based Noodles and Company hires for positions ranging from Restaurant General Manager to Assistant General Manager in the restaurant industry. The average Noodles and Company employee earns $36K per year. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for Noodles and Company workers, followed by what you do at the company and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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 (?
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[-]General Manager, Restaurant (10)
$34,228 - $66,384  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (10)
Salary$32,652 - $56,171  
Bonus$719 - $19,498  
Total Pay$34,228 - $66,384  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
$23,012 - $42,809  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
Salary$24,742 - $40,623  
Total Pay$23,012 - $42,809  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
$25,932 - $63,954  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
Salary$26,465 - $50,994  
Bonus$379.08 - $6,495  
Total Pay$25,932 - $63,954  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Noodles and Company Details

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Residents of Denver pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $52K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Broomfield (approximately $49K) and Austin (around $38K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is about $55K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Restaurant General Managers, Restaurant Assistant Managers, and Assistant General Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $45K, the other salaries come in at $34K and approximately $33K, respectively.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $49K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Noodles and Company employees (43 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn $42K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make $36K. Regarding salaries and education, Noodles and Company pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — about $36K.


Skill-wise, employees who report Budget Management as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $52K on average. Operations Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than two-fifths of Noodles and Company's people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains People Management, Customer Service, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

Only 36 percent for the company enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A 401(k) program is available, and more than half of workers use it to save for retirement. Noodles and Company provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and slightly more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Perks also include free drinks, life insurance, gym membership, and stock options.

Key Stats

63 %
37 %
$32,500 - $52,080
$37,134 - $54,788
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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