Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $66K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $52K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Food Services employees (47 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $66K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($119K annually) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Rosemont, Ill. ($72K), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $54K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $83K per year) in Illinois.
Bringing in the most money are Territory Sales Managers — their earnings average approximately $52K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $162K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $138K annually on average. U.S. Food Services provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $54K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Financial Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $110K annually. A garden variety skill at U.S. Food Services is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in seven of U.S. Food Services' people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Customer Relationship Management, Leadership, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only one in five respondents report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Almost all respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company cell phone.