Residents of Denver, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $71K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Broomfield, Colo. (approximately $47K) and Austin, Texas (about $38K). Across Noodles and Company's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Virginia earn the most, taking home $65K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Restaurant General Managers, who bring in close to $43K annually, though Assistant General Managers are not far behind at $41K along with Restaurant Assistant Managers earning $31K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $47K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $43K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $44K per year for Servsafe food manager certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $43K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $49K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Noodles and Company is People Management; more than two-fifths of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Hiring, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents participate in a 401(k) program. More than half of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a little more than half of workers also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, free drinks, gym membership, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.