When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $64K annually) can be spotted in Albany, N.Y.; Knoxville, Tenn. ($61K), New York, N.Y. (around $51K), and Attleboro, Mass. (approximately $49K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Maryville, Tenn. — at $39K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, South Carolina offers the highest pay at $53K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $44K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $40K per year on average.
Restaurant General Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $55K annually on average; Casual Dining Restaurant Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $45K, followed by Kitchen Managers earning about $45K and Restaurant Managers making $43K. Financial Analysts make an average $38K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Safety Managers earn $59K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Safe Quality Food Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $52K annually. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Ruby Tuesday, Inc. — these employees make the most at about $50K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Budget Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $55K annually. People Management is a popular skill in the Ruby Tuesday, Inc. workforce; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Operations Management, and Inventory Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 29 percent receiving paid vacation and one-eighth of workers receiving sick leave. A majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of survey participants, and close to one-half report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and stock options.