When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K annually) can be spotted in Biloxi, Miss.; Gulfport, Miss. (approximately $50K), Aurora, Ill. (around $44K), and Columbus, Ohio (about $40K) are the next top-paying cities. Toledo, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at $31K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Pennsylvania, where the average salary is $95K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $43K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $34K per year. The largest slice of the Penn National Gaming Company workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $58K annually.
Executive Administrative Assistants earn the highest median pay at about $40K per year, followed by Casino Hosts ($34K), Food And Beverage Supervisors ($31K), and Marketing Coordinators ($31K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $32K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Tips Alcohol Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $31K per year. The best paid folks at Penn National Gaming Company have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning $60K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Operations Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $56K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Penn National Gaming Company is Microsoft Excel, with about one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Graphic Design, Customer Service, and Food Preparation.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, a large number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Penn National Gaming Company, a strong majority of respondents have health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and gym membership.