On the lower end is Youngstown, Ohio at $32K. By state, Mississippi offers the highest pay at $100K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $40K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $33K annually. The largest slice of the Penn National Gaming Company workforce (27 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, approximately $42K per year.
Executive Administrative Assistants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $40K annually — though Food And Beverage Supervisors also do fairly well at $31K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $32K annually for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $31K per year for accredited Tips Alcohol Certifications. Penn National Gaming Company workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $60K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $50K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Graphic Design, Advertising, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The vast majority of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for a solid majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Penn National Gaming Company employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, gym membership, stock options, and life insurance.