Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $44K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $47K per year on average.
By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at $51K annually.
Kitchen Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $46K per year; Restaurant Managers come in second with median earnings amounting to $40K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $47K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operations Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $58K annually. A common skill in O'Charley's Inc.'s work force is People Management; approximately half of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Inventory Management, Customer Service, and Food Preparation as well.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The larger part of respondents can count on health insurance, and approximately half have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and free drinks.