Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $40K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (48 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $50K per year.
Residents of Seattle, Wash. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $47K annually; other top-paying cities include Denver, Colo. ($41K) and Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $37K). By state, Qdoba Mexican Grill employees make the most in Washington, earning around $47K per year on average.
Earning about $47K annually on average, Marketing Specialists receive the most money, followed by Restaurant Managers ($38K) and Restaurant General Managers ($38K).
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn $38K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Public Relations (PR); Qdoba Mexican Grill awards approximately $46K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Employee Relations; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $55K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Leadership, People Management, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The company allows slightly more than half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only 18 percent get paid sick leave. Qdoba Mexican Grill provides health insurance to a majority of survey participants, and a majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.