When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $55K per year) can be spotted in Asheville, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga. ($42K), Birmingham, Ala. (about $39K), and the company's headquarter city of Norcross, Ga. (around $33K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Waffle House, Inc. pays its Florida employees the most; the pay rate there is $39K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $33K per year. Overall, the greater share of Waffle House, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $38K annually.
Earning $40K per year on average, Human Resources Managers receive the most money, followed by Operations Managers (about $40K), Unit Managers (around $39K), and Restaurant Managers (approximately $38K). Earning only $36K on average, Human Resources Specialists make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Food Protection Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $41K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $38K per year. Waffle House, Inc. compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at approximately $38K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Microsoft Word; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $40K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Waffle House, Inc. is Operations Management, with over a third considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Recruiting, Hiring, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
About one in seven workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For just over a half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and approximately one-half get dental coverage, too. Perks also include a stock purchase plan, stock options, free drinks, a casual working environment, and life insurance.