When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $69K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; the company's headquarter city of Broomfield, Colo. ($62K), Chicago, Ill. ($60K), and Richmond, Va. (about $44K) are the next top-paying cities. At $24K, Lawrence, Kan. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Colorado, where the average Noodles and Company employee makes around $61K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $43K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $39K annually on average.
Licensing Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $61K per year on average; Restaurant General Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $45K, followed by Restaurant Assistant Managers earning $38K and Assistant General Managers making about $37K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $44K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $43K per year for accredited Certified ServSafe Food Handlers. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Noodles and Company awards about $60K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Hiring among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $46K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is People Management; just over two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Operations Management, and Leadership.
Benefits and Perks
Half of respondents have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of employees can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of employees, and a little more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Perks also include free drinks, gym membership, life insurance, and a casual working environment.