When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $13.50 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas (about $10.25), Jacksonville, Fla. ($9.99), and Overland Park, Kan. (approximately $9.75) are the next top-paying cities. Baltimore, Md. is near the bottom for pay at $7.61. By state, Panera Bread Company pays its Massachusetts employees the most; the pay rate there is $11.25 per hour.
Catering Coordinators are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $11.06 per hour on average; Bakers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $10.72, followed by Line Cooks earning $9.17 and Sales Associates making $8.64. Earning only $8.30 on average, Cashiers make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $11.06 per hour. The largest fraction of Panera Bread Company people (59 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $8.99 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $12.50 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $10.46 per hour.
When it comes to skills, People Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $11.12 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Panera Bread Company is Customer Service, with more than half considering it a key competency. Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Food Preparation were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of employees and dental coverage for two in five workers. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, flexible hours, life insurance, food/meal discounts, and stock options.