Restaurant General Managers earn the highest median pay at $43K annually, followed by Restaurant Assistant Managers (about $31K) per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $47K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Noodles and Company employees (42 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $42K per year on average.
Within the firm, employees working in Virginia take home the most — $65K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $44K per year for Servsafe food manager certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of $42K annually on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Budget Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $48K per year. Operations Management is a popular skill among Noodles and Company workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are People Management, Hiring, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A strong majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At Noodles and Company, over one-half of workers have health insurance, and a little over a half of workers have dental coverage. Noodles and Company folks also make good use of life insurance, free drinks, gym membership, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.