Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $52K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $66K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (48 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $66K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Rosemont, Ill. (about $72K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $54K), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $46K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Illinois, where they average to $77K per year.
Territory Sales Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $52K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $138K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Class A Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $54K annually. At U.S. Food Services, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $54K.
In this position, it pays to have Financial Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $110K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among U.S. Food Services workers, with approximately one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Leadership, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in five employees — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, U.S. Food Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all survey participants participate. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.