When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $69K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Broomfield, Colo. (about $62K), Richmond, Va. (around $44K), and Chicago, Ill. ($44K) are the next top-paying cities. Lawrence, Kan. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $24K. By state, Noodles and Company employees make the most in Colorado, earning $61K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Noodles and Company for between five and 10 years earn approximately $43K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Noodles and Company employees (43 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $40K per year on average.
Licensing Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $61K annually; Restaurant General Managers, Restaurant Assistant Managers, and Assistant General Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $45K, around $38K, and $37K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $44K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials; these people earn around $43K annually on average. Noodles and Company workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning $60K on average.
In this position, it pays to have Hiring in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $46K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Noodles and Company is People Management; roughly two-fifths of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Operations Management, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Noodles and Company can sometimes lack paid time off; half of survey participants get paid vacation days, and 23 percent receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, the larger part of respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for just over a half of workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Noodles and Company are free drinks, gym membership, a casual working environment, and life insurance.