When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K annually) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio ($71K), Monroe, La. ($64K), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Johnson City, Tenn. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $29K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at approximately $65K per year.
District Managers of Food & Facilities are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $70K annually; General Store Managers, Restaurant General Managers, and Restaurant Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $42K, about $41K, and $34K, respectively. Assistant Fast Food Managers make an average approximately $29K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $31K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $37K annually. The largest slice of the Wendy's International, Inc. workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $39K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Safety Professionals, who make $47K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Wendy's International, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach around $56K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $48K annually. A common skill in Wendy's International, Inc.'s work force is Customer Service; more than two-fifths of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Operations Management, Inventory Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
23 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in ten workers can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of employees participate in a 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for slightly more than half of workers and dental coverage for around half. Wendy's International, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and stock options.