When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Fla. (around $51K), Denver, Colo. (about $50K), and Chicago, Ill. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. At $40K, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to approximately $62K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $51K annually. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $41K per year.
Catering Sales Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $54K annually — though Banquet Managers, Housekeeping Managers, and Hotel Sales Managers also do fairly well at $54K, $46K, and around $44K, respectively. Omni Hotels Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Human Resources Coordinators (approximately $38K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks ($46K per year) than those without credentials. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Omni Hotels Corporation awards $53K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Budget Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $62K annually. Operations Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Service, People Management, and Event Planning.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Omni Hotels Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; a sixth of employees get paid vacation days, and one in ten survey participants receive paid sick leave. A majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A solid majority of respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, life insurance, and free drinks.