Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $52K annually. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $66K per year. The largest slice of the U.S. Food Services workforce (48 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $66K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Rosemont, Ill. (about $72K), Phoenix, Ariz. ($54K), and Charlotte, N.C. ($46K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $77K annually) in Illinois.
Typically, Territory Sales Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $52K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Six Sigma Black Belts earn $138K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Class A Commercial Driver License Holders with credentials; these people earn about $54K per year on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at U.S. Food Services — these employees make the most at $54K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Financial Analysis among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $110K per year. A common skill in U.S. Food Services' work force is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Leadership, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Just one in five survey participants receive paid time off. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.