The highest average salaries go to Assistant General Managers, who bring in close to around $19.45 per hour, though Inventory Managers are not far behind at $17.58 along with Restaurant Managers (approximately $13.09) and Retail Store Managers (about $12.21). On the lower end are Customer Service Associates at $9.97 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.04 per hour) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Parsippany, N.J. ($13.40), Pennsauken, N.J. ($13.15), and Toms River, N.J. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Howell, N.J.; in fact, at approximately $9.59 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Delaware, where the average salary is about $13.25 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $11.41 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Wawa, Inc. employees (40 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $9.82 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Servsafe food manager certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $16.47 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Wawa, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $16.20 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $15.43 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Wawa, Inc. workers, with a large number of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Cash Handling, Customer Relations, and Sales.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for slightly more than half of workers, and over one-half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Wawa, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, gym membership, employee stock ownership plan (esop), stock options, food/meal discounts, and free drinks.