Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $42K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Noodles and Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $41K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K annually) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Broomfield, Colo. (approximately $53K), Valparaiso, Ind. (about $40K), and Aurora, Colo. ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to about $47K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Restaurant General Managers — their earnings average approximately $44K annually. Assistant General Managers are a close second at around $38K along with Restaurant Assistant Managers ($34K).
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $42K per year for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Noodles and Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in $65K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Hiring; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $45K per year. Operations Management is a popular skill in the Noodles and Company workforce; nearly one-half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Customer Service, People Management, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of employees and dental coverage for more than half of workers. Employees can also look forward to gym membership, a casual working environment, free drinks, stock options, and life insurance.