The highest paychecks go to Catering Coordinators, who earn an average $11.06 per hour, closely trailed by Bakers ($10.66), Line Cooks (approximately $9.22), and Sales Associates (about $8.64). Cashiers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.31.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $10.25 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Syracuse, N.Y. ($10.00), Jacksonville, Fla. (about $9.99), and Overland Park, Kan. (around $9.75) are the next top-paying cities. Mankato, Minn. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $7.72. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Panera Bread Company the most — $11.25 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $11.06 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Panera Bread Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $9.04 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($12.50 per hour) than those without credentials. Panera Bread Company workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $10.46 on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report People Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $11.12 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Panera Bread Company is Customer Service, with close to one-half considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
Panera Bread Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and slightly more than half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and approximately two in five workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to free drinks, flexible hours, life insurance, food/meal discounts, and stock options.