VPs of Finance rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $170K annually; Operations Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $66K, while Financial Analysts and Operations Supervisors rank near the top as well (around $55K and $44K, respectively). On the lower end are Security Supervisors at $34K on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Universal Studios Inc for between five and 10 years earn $60K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Universal Studios Inc employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $71K per year on average.
Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $90K annually; other top-paying cities include Orlando, Fla. ($63K) and Burbank, Calif. (around $55K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $81K per year) in California.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $46K annually. Acquiring certification to be a First Aid Administrator is rewarded with median pay of approximately $35K per year. Universal Studios Inc compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at $90K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $80K per year. People Management is regularly seen around here; between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Scheduling, Customer Service, and Budget Management as well.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and free drinks.