Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $46K annually. The largest fraction of The Schwan Food Company people (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $59K per year on average.
Operations Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $70K annually — though Area Operations Managers and Route Sales Representatives also do fairly well at about $63K and $42K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; the company's headquarter city of Marshall, Minn. ($70K), Atlanta, Ga. ($66K), and Minneapolis, Minn. (around $60K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays The Schwan Food Company the most — $72K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn about $63K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $55K annually. Regarding salaries and education, The Schwan Food Company pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $65K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Contract Negotiation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $80K per year. A garden variety skill at The Schwan Food Company is Operations Management; just under a third of The Schwan Food Company's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Sales Management, Microsoft Office, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
The Schwan Food Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of respondents, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes car allowences/expenses/mileage reimbursement.