When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($104K annually) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the company's headquarter city of Irvine, Calif. (approximately $86K), Detroit, Mich. ($65K), and Vancouver, Wash. ($64K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $34K, Linton, Ind. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Taco Bell Corporation the most — around $68K per year on average.
District Managers of Food & Facilities are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $65K annually on average; Fast Food District Operations Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $63K, followed by Restaurant General Managers earning $41K and Restaurant Managers making $40K. Financial compensation for Restaurant Assistant Managers is rather low — on average only around $31K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $33K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $40K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Safety Managers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46K per year. Certified Safety Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $42K annually. Taco Bell Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in about $70K per year.
When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $44K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Operations Management, People Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
A fair number of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for roughly one-half, and for more than two-fifths of workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include free drinks, life insurance, stock options, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.