When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.75 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Houston, Texas ($10.00), Nashville, Tenn. (around $9.25), and Denver, Colo. (about $9.17) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $8.21) in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Panera Bread Company the most — $11.05 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $11.05 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Panera Bread Company employees (59 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.17 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Catering Coordinators — their earnings average around $11.64 per hour. Bakers are a close second at approximately $11.34 along with Prep Cooks ($9.50) and Line Cooks (about $9.32). Near the bottom at Panera Bread Company are Cashiers, pulling in an average of just $8.30.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $12.50 per hour for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at Panera Bread Company come out on top, and their salaries approach around $10.00 per hour.
Employees who count People Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $10.74 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, a majority of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
Around half of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Around half report having health insurance, and more than a third of workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include free drinks, flexible hours, food/meal discounts, life insurance, and company store discount.